Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Bloody Sinaloa: 24 more die

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 |

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

The death toll in the fighting in Choix municipality in Sinaloa state increased as seven more dead were found Wednesday morning, according to Mexican news accounts.

The seven dead were found near the Chihuahua border, and according to a news item on the website of El Debate news daily, villagers in the area say more dead could be found in the area.

In a late Wednesday evening story posted on its website, El Diario de Juarez reported that residents on both sides of the border have fled their homes to keep armed groups from attacking them.  Criminal gangs in the area are running low on food and water, and while reports on other Mexican news websites say some residents are fighting back, those stories appear to be anecdotal and not widespread.

Mexico is currently undergoing one of the worst droughts in decades, so water is at a premium and is being preserved in remote mountain communities for human consumption.  Temperatures in the Mexican Sierras have also soared since last week, hitting 46C (114.8F) in western Chihuahua.

A separate article posted on the website of El Debate Wednesday evening said that fighting has spread to Guasave municipality as armed suspects exchanged gunfire with a Mexican Army road patrol in Estacion Bamoa.  A total of 10 armed suspects and two soldiers died in that encounter.  Guasave municipality is about 60 kilometers south of Choix and is near the western coast of Sinaloa state.

The report also said that five more unidentified individuals were killed or were found dead, including in Culican municipality, where three unidentified individuals were found dead including one man who had been immolated.

Two more unidentified individuals were found dead near the village of Cajon de Piaxtla in nearby San Ignacio municipality.

The seven dead in Choix municipality raises the death toll after five days of fighting to 39 dead.  The dead in Guasave and San Ignacio municipalities, although not specifically part of the fighting in Choix municipality raises the death toll in Sinaloa state since last Saturday to 56, easily one of the bloodiest weeks in the Mexican Drug War which began in 2007.

According to a  news item posted on Noreste.com news daily website Wednesday evening, at around 0600 hrs a Mexican Army road patrolin Guasave encountered an armed group aboard three vehicles near a local hotel and supermarket on Calle Benito Juarez, who opened fire on the unit.  Two soldiers were killed near the hotel. while three armed suspects were killed aboard an SUV which was destroyed by fire.  Two vehicles and weapons were seized in the aftermath.

According to an item on the El Debate website, schools were closed in Guasave following the encounter.

Also according to another news item on the same website, Guasave municipal police agents reportedly started a labor action after several of their number were disarmed and 13 were detained in the aftermath of the encounter.  The police agents were disarmed by Sinaloa state ministerial police at the orders of the Mexican Federal Public ministry.  A scuffle also ensued near police headquarters between municipal police agents and state ministerial police.

El Imparcial news daily, in a Wednesday evening post at its news website said that last January, Guasave police commander, Leocadio Cabrera Delgado and 32 other municipal police officers were detained and the subsequently detained for investugation.In that incident three Mexican Army soldiers were killed in a gunfight, but the police elements in Guasave had refused to respond at the request of the army.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com

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25 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Pa qe se asen mensos. El compa FADES de san diego calidornia es el que anda asiendo todo este desmadre. Ya saven donde anda. Segun anda limpiando sinaloa de los leyvas y zetas. Trae un comando de mas de 60la camionetas. Y todos los muertos son zetas y leyvas. El flgovierno le esta apollando al fades y alos ke andan con el.

Es gabacho y pues no se escucha de el. Ahora esperense de seguro ya tiene sus corridos jajajajaja.

Anonymous said...

Todos los muertos son de sinaloa jaja . Esos antrax no sirven para nada. Van a agarrar al chapo y al mayo muy pronto los zetas y los van a cortar a pedazos jaja

Anonymous said...

Are they zeroing in on El Chapo? Seems like a large concentration criminals willing to die in one location.

Anonymous said...

it's already been said that the dead from chiox were gunman coming from chihuahua...the ones in guasave were definitely some if chapo isidros ppl.. there are rumors one of his top men died...& sinaloa has always seen it's share of blood so this isn't exactly a new thing.

Anonymous said...

y en donde esta calidornia no sale en la mapa.....payaso

Anonymous said...

These were the rivals of El Chapo Guzman. They were people of Isidro Flores Meza also known as "El Chapo Isidro". They control northern Sinaloa and are based in Bamoa where the shooting happened against the Mexican Army.

Anonymous said...

My respect for chapo Isidro. Takes balls to go against Goliath on his own back yard.

Anonymous said...

At some point or another, US intervention will need to happen. It's probably going to take just one act of mass violence on the Texas side for the US to intervene & re-examine its war on drugs. Pobrecito El Obama if this happens on his watch.

Unknown said...

Chapo Isidro isn't "going against Goliath". He's running. Omar Alfonso Rubio, El Chonte, said to be one of Chapo Isidro's top gunman is reportedly been killed in the Bamoa enfrentamiento.

Anonymous said...

Im disgusted by the fact that if the military clashes in sinaloa its always beltrans or zetas, why never sinaloa cartel, I hate that chapo always getting help, que le sigan entrando mas zetas, Carrillo Fuentes, y beltranes a tumbar a esos culos de sinaloa, cuando salga el pinche Calderon y entre amlo se van a quedar sin ayuda pinches maricones. ya saben que beltranes operan en muchas partes de sinaloa y Los Carrillo tambn tienen bases ahi, por traicioneros y culos Los.van a tumbar Al final

Anonymous said...

Its funny how some posters are saying stuff like there zeroing on el chapo but all these people are talking about el chapo isidro and not about joaquin guzman lol rookie mistake they need to get more informed

Anonymous said...

I laugh at how sinaloas talk about sinaloa always been a dangerous state and dis is nothing new,idiots quit ur state banging bullshit, hombres valientes are everywhere in mexico, u need to quit listening to corridos and inform urself correctly,by da way when pancho villa was fighting where was his army from?and where were da sinaloas then!! Lol wen i was locked up da most down paisas were from everyhwere but sinaloa,so stop with ur sinaloaenses are better than all of mexico, becuz ur not,sinaloas fame is habladores and traidores!!!!

Anonymous said...

There are brave men all over the world; but there are also peaceful men and traitors. Specially traitors, it is not like it was 50 years ago. People changes with time, and today for every brave or peaceful men there are 50 or 60 traitors.

Anonymous said...

Agarren al FADES. Esta morrillo pero cabron. Ya se regreso pa san diego anda como si nada. Ya asta esta en el facebook. Lean todo lo que dice. Y puso fotos chingonas. De todo el desmadre.
Por eso no se escucha de el. Sera pariente del fantasma? Unos tambien dicen que es pariente del mayo.
Pobre sinaloa

Anonymous said...

Pinches putos sinaloenses ya se les acabo el tiempo ya tienes a los Zetas, Juarez, Beltranes, y los Caballeros Templarios en busca de ti. Who do you got to save you? Jalisco? Those new booties ain't gunna help at all they just gunna help paint the streets with they're gay blood, the Gulf cartel has they're hands full and they preffer working with CT than the traitors in sinaloa

Anonymous said...

WHAT ARE U TALKING ABOUT?..GIVE US MORE INFO ON THIS GUY.

Anonymous said...

You see man,you got one person saying all the dead are Z/BLO,and then another saying the dead are all CDS?How many people really know the score?
Where this is happening is fuckin nowhere,mountain shit and dirt tracks bushes,etc.
So has anyone come down from the mountains recently,and is now postin on here?Doubt it.C,mon man,some of our Mexican bros and some players must know some shit,just to clear some of this up a bit.

Anonymous said...

Chapo Isidros , Beltrane/z and some soldados are the dead

Anonymous said...

Que Es so cuenta wn Facebook

Anonymous said...

ZetasBeltranezCarilloz are the fallen

Anonymous said...

@ 2:19 PM I bet that CDS will take over Tamaulipas & overthrow CDG hope not or it i'll be caos. even though CDG killed M3 because he didnt want alliance... theres an interview in guerradelnarco its fresh he talks about CDG grous such as Kalimanes,XW,Scorpions,Ciclones,Ms& stuff that website has a few info but not all i just want Border land beat to post it here this web is still better-TW!$T3R

Anonymous said...

@ 10:26 or 36 i think Caballeros estan en la Nueva Federacion tienen a la Familia Michoacana get your fact right

Anonymous said...

@ 10:26 CT? be more specific

Anonymous said...

Mochomera va ganando

Anonymous said...

COCAIN...COCAINE...ALL FALL DOWN. (DEAD)

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