Authorities in Michoacan admitted that last week 21 police officers of the State Auxiliary Police were disarmed by an armed commando.
The uniformed officers were on their way to provide security at a rodeo in the community of San Miguel del Monte, located south of Morelia, when they were surprised and overcome by hooded men armed with AK-47s.
The gunmen conducted individual searches of every officer and one by one, they were stripped of their weapons. The officers said they could not defend themselves for fear of being executed, and that the armed sicarios were in a very angry mood, so they felt they would be slaughtered if they fought back against the illegal action.
After the police reported the incident, forces from different agencies conducted operations in an attempt to locate those responsible for stealing the weapons from the police, but the operation was not successful in locating the sicarios.
In total; 21 police officers were disarmed, the sicarios stole six rifles type Uzi and twenty one .38 special caliber handguns. The weapons are now in the hands of organized crime.