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Three soldiers killed in Sinaloa shootout

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 |





Three Mexican Army suffered more casualties Monday evening in a shootout with gunmen in the Pacific coast state of Sinaloa. Sinaloa newspapers reported that three soldiers were killed and two others critically injured in the incident that occurred in the northern Sinaloan city of Guasave that is known as a stronghold of the Beltran Leyva gang known as La Limpia Mazatleca.

The Beltran Leyva gang in northern Sinaloa, led by "el Chapo Isidro"Isidro Meza Flores, has been waging a violent campaign against the state police and federal forces who they accuse of collusion with their bitter enemy Chapo Guzman and the Sinaloa Cartel. Los Mazatlecos are also active in the southern Sinaloa port of Mazatlan and the neighboring state of Nayarit.

According to published reports an Army patrol was in pursuit of several vehicles with armed men on board through the streets of Guasave. At least two Army trucks were able to stop the gunmen in downtown Guasave but were outgunned and overwhelmed. Witnesses reported that the gunmen also suffered casualties but they were retrieved by fellow gangmembers, leaving behind only a white pickup and several weapons.

No arrests were reported by the authorities.

The gunbattle, which occurred at approximately 6:00PM Pacific time, provoked a state of panic as the area was filled with residents trying to escape the heavy volume of gunfire. Hundreds of empty cartridges littered the scene and nearby businesses were damaged. There were no reports of injuries or fatalities of innocent bystanders.

Moments after the gunfire ended and Army and police reinforcements arrived a tense standoff broke out when it was learned Guasave municipal police officers in the area had refused to respond to the soldiers' pleas for support by radio and had only arrived after the shooting had ceased

The 40 minute standoff between the Army and state police against the municipal police officers ended with the 32 municipal officers at the scene being disarmed, handcuffed and detained for questioning, including police chief Leocadio Cabrera Delgado. Although not officially under arrest the officers were transported Tuesday morning to the state capitol of Culiacan for questioning by state prosecutors.


The remaining municipal police force in Guasave has reportedly been restricted from patroling the streets, and the Army is out in force searching for the killers.

Names of the dead soldiers:
Jesús Antonio Robles Galaviz
Pedro Javier Valenzuela
Neftalí Zacarías Santos

Names of the wounded soldiers:
José Juan Gutiérrez Zárate
Juan Miguel Flores Guzmán

These are the latest casualties that Mexican military forces have suffered within the past week. Last Friday a shootout in Nuevo Laredo left one soldier dead and five others wounded. Four gunmen belonging to Los Zetas were killed, although unofficially both the military and the criminals suffered higher losses.

In what was a sudden upsurge in violence in Tamaulipas, gunfights broke out in several of the northern border state's cities last week through today. Although impossible to confirm, there are unofficial reports of military casualties, including deaths, in Reynosa, Matamoros and Ciudad Victoria. Violence has also been reported in Valle Hermoso, Rio Bravo and San Fernando.

Image said to be that of a severely wounded military policeman in an emergency room in Matamoros, Tamaulipas after an attack outside of a police station by unidentified gunmen on January 22, 2012. On Tuesday, January 31, military forces kill at least three gunmen in separate gunbattles in Matamoros.








sources:
http://www.noroeste.com.mx/publicaciones.php?id=752570
http://www.lineadirectaportal.com/publicacion.php?noticia=67979
http://www.lineadirectaportal.com/publicacion.php?noticia=68013
http://www.debate.com.mx/eldebate/Articulos/ArticuloPrimera.asp?IdArt=11743572&IdCat=6112

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55 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

His leg. It's like something from a horror movie. But it's real. :-(

John said...

Jesus...that last picture of the dudes femur popping out. I cannot even imagine the pain involved with that wound.

Anonymous said...

Who knows if that happened in Mx? The same image was published on a gore website, with this description: "This is the most disturbing bone dislocation I have ever seen I can’t imagine the pain. This picture was taken in the ER room in the town of Fundacion in Colombia. The guy was drunk driving his motorcycle and got in a crash with a car."

ajulio said...

I winced when I first saw the picture of the guys bone sticking out.

It almost looks surreal.

I bet you out of a 1 to 10 that guy's pain is at a 100.

Anonymous said...

In the last pic, why is the doctor takin a pic with his Cell phone? Is he gonna post it on Facebook??

Anonymous said...

Hope all goes well for him

Anonymous said...

The last one is not a soldier. Mexican army doesn't wear white t-shirts.

I don't think a bullet can do that type of damage. That injury is probably from a car crash.

Anonymous said...

that looks like he got ran over.. Might be from somewhere else.. I hate it when military members die, especially when they publish their names.

Anonymous said...

Los Beltran Leyva is the most dominant & loyal cartel no question , soldiers are sent in there to takeout the BLO by Chapo & Mayos orders but these guys arent your average sicarios .
CDS is always getting theyre asses handed tp them by Isidros people really makes you wonder about all the fantasy CDS worshipors live in .
Cant help but mourn the soldiers they were probably sent in there on orders from their superior you never know who your working for the sating goes

Anonymous said...

Even more disturbing than the pic is the police who refused to respond to the aid of the military. The question must be asked, are they scared or crooked. I hope they where just scared. Either way they should all be relocated to picking up trash instead of being the police. Its a shame when you can't count on your own side for aid.

Anonymous said...

F*** those cops. They should all be locked up. Charge with manslaughter or failure to offer aid. You could never trust them again.
Anyone who needs a job. Sinaloa needs policemen. Looking for brave men who are not afraid to be a hero or die for his country.

Anonymous said...

Wowww that last picture is fkn sickkkk!!! Ouchhh poor dudeeee!

Anonymous said...

Givin the fact theres a dude takin a pic in that pic this guy must have been reel popular in tha ER

Anonymous said...

Beltrans are with guzmán now

Anonymous said...

Damn you never really hear about soldiers getting killed in balaceras with sicarios , these bleyvas must be sum badass sicarios

Anonymous said...

Here we go with the cheerleading!!! Chapo isidro is known to catch u offguard bet if it was another 10 soldiers he would have thanked twice on attacking some brave man

Anonymous said...

Torture those municipales, they didn't respond because they were ordered to. I hate these crooked cops pieces of calabaza......... Rest in peace to these brave soldiers

Anonymous said...

That picture was taken in the ER room in the town of Fundacion in Colombia. The guy was drunk driving his motorcycle and got in a crash with a car.

El_Regio said...

"Four gunmen belonging to Los Zetas were killed, although unofficially both the military and the criminals suffered higher losses."

How can they both suffer higher losses???

Anonymous said...

Your an idiot.

Anonymous said...

February 1, 2012 4:17 AM No they are not, were are getting that from?

Anonymous said...

pinche plomazo damn that's preety fucken intense and yep that's a bullet wound you idiot you a freaking ak 47 will almost blow your leg off like that and a 50 caliber you wil have no leg lol

Anonymous said...

@4:17 Beltrans are keeping it cool with The Guzmans, which is very different to being with them.


I believe this is one of the big problems in Mexico, their police force. Here in the states we respect our law officials, our cops are trained and for the most part not corrupt (for other then a couple rotten apples). Police in Mexico are a complete joke, there is no respect for them. Everybody knows, you get pulled over, you offer the "mordida" (bribe). Look at that soccer player playing in Mexico posting on twitter how he was being constantly extorsioned by cops.

Anonymous said...

The cops who refused to respond are no good to anyone.These are the type of fuckers who are supposed to have your back?This is the worst situation you can think of.They should be summarily sacked.Sack their asses now.They cannot justify themselves with any explanation.Your fellow authorities asking for help,and they wont turn out?Fuckin rats.Plain to see where their loyalties lie.

Anonymous said...

@11:41 BLO is far from being as strong as the CDS, come on man your talking about an organization made up of El Azul Esparragosa, El Mayo Zambada, and El Chapo. The 3 biggest and oldest drug traffickers alive. The truth is these men rely on actual drug trafficking and not extorsion, kidnapping, and all that BS like the zetas, rojos, familia michoacan, Templarios or CAF. They deal with situations like corporate sharks do. They saw the Beltrans getting to up there, they take them out, it's not the first time they do it or the last. Thing is nobody ever had the balls (or money and power) to actually declare war on them. About the loyalty part you are right, seems like the people close to the BL guys are still loyal. El Chapo Isidro wReaks havoc whenever he has too, CDS has put together teams of hundreds of men and they still can't do anything. And he does no have to boast about it, the Antrax guys get in one little shot out and theY have 5 songs written about it. Don't get me started on the Torres family, who doesnt have money to feed their families but still have money to give singers to write them songs.

Anonymous said...

That's what I heard.. anonymous 3:17

Anonymous said...

February 1, 2012 4:17 AM .Says who ? Is that all you got to say ?

Anonymous said...

@Feb 1 2012 4:17 how do you know Beltran is with Guzman??????

Anonymous said...

Holy Shit!

Anonymous said...

How did that happen?? Can't be from bullets.

Anonymous said...

Yeah what's up with them publishing the dead soldiers' names??? Didn't they learn anything when they did that before and those scumbags found out where the family lived and killed them?

Anonymous said...

@February 1, 2012 4:17 AM
THE BELTRANES ARE NOT WITH CHAPO!!! PINCHE MENTIROSO.....THEY ARE THE WORST ENEMIES!!! YOUR FUCKING ESTUPID.....SHOW SOME SOURCES THAT BACK THIS UP RETARD!!!

Anonymous said...

4:17 HAHAHa yea sure!

Anonymous said...

What you said ? Beltrans are with chapo now really so who are fightting in sinaloa now ?

Anonymous said...

Well said... Don't think el Chapo would ever truce with los Beltran after they killed his son.

Anonymous said...

Here is what should have happened. The 32 police officers from Guasave should have been summarily executed for dereliction of duty by the army after they were rounded up. If Calderon had personally given such an order, it would send an incredible message to every cop in the country. HE NEEDS TO DISPLAY A RUTHLESS IRON FIST to these fuckers.

Anonymous said...

What kind of bullet would do that? My money is on a 7.62x51mm(.308).

Anonymous said...

3:17 los hornos badiraguato

Anonymous said...

=February 1, 2012 6:27 AM I thought El Chapo Isidro is in Jail?? anyways the beltrans have proved themselves remeber the ambush in sonora, nayarit they had a support from los zetas... Since Beltran is the smaller Cartel they have to attack more aggresive and they have advantages they control less areas but they are well in control. remeber all those federals they killed in los mochis that came from Culiacan? they are no joke

Anonymous said...

Cheerleading? Offguard? Lol ask commando x , ondeado , chino antrax or machoprieto what happend to their boys in burrion & many times in guamuchil they got sent home running . Tubutoma & nayarit aswell

Anonymous said...

Beltran Leyvas vs CDS first guys doesent know what hes talking about stop listening to movimiento alterado its warping your mind lol

Anonymous said...

Its the other way around cds makes truces with blo but they always break them by sneeking in & trying to make suprise attacks on blo like the ones in burrion & guamuchil . Chapo is no longer a man of his word this should be common knoledge by now.

Jr

Anonymous said...

Are you sure about that first part ? To me they are as strong minus having the govt , they have better soldiers more loyal y mas de huevos the facts are there google tubutama sonora el burrion o guamuchil , nayarit . Its just blo aka la mochomera aka la limpia mazatleca dont like to draw as much attention as el ondeado . They have literally half of sinaloa sonora nayarit guerrero morelos parts of jalisco they go toe to toe with anybody
El jr

Anonymous said...

Y las anthrax? Ya tienen a la contra en casa,ontan nenas¿

Anonymous said...

Holy shit, the beltrans really know how to plan good ambushes.

Anonymous said...

El Chapo and El Mayo killed el Mochomos son,who was also El Chapo nephew.He killed his own nephew.The Beltran Leyvas did too,by killing Chapos son.Its crazy how far theyve gone for power,respect,& the money.

Anonymous said...

Beltranes are finished homie its not Beltran leyva cartel is the zetas cartel they r the top dogs, they took over them the beltranes r under theyre orders.

Anonymous said...

6:48 You really dont know what you're talking about!

Anonymous said...

Zetas that work for/with Beltranes are Lazcas people not 40s . Where did you hear Beltranes are done in a movimiento alterado corrido? Couldent help but laugh at that one they are gaining more ground all the time already operate freely in Culiacan like they did before

Anonymous said...

@ February 3, 2012 12:27 AM .Bro,how do you know they Lazcas people?From where they fighting?Or where they come from?Just don't see how you can say that,40s people and him always stay in their plaza?As for anyone sayin they done,that is complete bullshit,would anyone want to be fuckin with Isidros peoples?

Anonymous said...

When is Mochomo suppose to get out of jail, is there any word on that?

Anonymous said...

Because our pact is between BLo & zetas is with Lazca not 40 , they are coming from zacatecas . Mochomera is only getting stronger . Cds always talks truce yet send their people to peinar la plaza & we send them back running or in bags

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the zetas!!

Anonymous said...

Bro.Lazca peoples,40s peoples.I always thought the Lazca the main asset and reason why the Z is what it is today,this dude aint no fuckin joke.Ey man is it busy times or is it cool where ever the fuck you are?Isidro seems a capable man,he takes it out of them all the time,and you don't see or hear the motherfucker anywhere,(under his own name)the best way.Now shit poppin off in Acapulco.
Cleaning the plaza?Like the way they did in VeraCruz,a few players,and the rest innocent or the wrong place,man that is some shit.Stay down bro.

Anonymous said...

well this is what hapens when neighbors like usa dont care for whats going on in mexico and to have goberments corruption

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