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Fighting continues in Choix, Sinaloa: 12 die

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 |

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By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

The death toll in fighting between criminal groups and Mexican security forces in the Sierras of northeastern Sinaloa state increased to 32,  as 12 more unidentified armed suspects were killed Monday, according to Mexican news accounts.

In a brief account on the website of Noreaste de Sinaloa, 10 suspects were killed near El Pichol and two more were killed near Bacayopa, which is closer to the Chihuahua state border.  A reported additional two dead were reported in another area close to the border with Chihuahua state called Los Tascates.

Mexican Army and naval infantry forces have reportedly set up a cordon in the area to prevent armed groups from filtering back to the western side of Choix municipality.  At least two naval infantry units were deployed near Chinobampo, which is south of Choix municipal seat to aid the Mexican federal security effort.

According to an article posted in its website Monday evening, El Debate news daily said the new count is based on coffins ordered by funeral homes in Choix municipality.

In a separate article on El Debate's website,  Sinaloa governor Mario Lopez Valdez told reporters that security meetings are being held with the public security chiefs of nearby municipalities including Sinaloa de Leyva, San Ignacio, Concordia and Badiraguato.  The newest security initiative has been dubbed Operacion Condor.

Operacion Condor is the name of a counternarcotics operation implemented during the 1970s in Sinaloa state aimed at drug eradication.

In the same report, Sinaloa state Secretearia de Gobernacion (SEGOB) Gerardo Vargas Landeros said that the area in eastern Choix municipality was under control of security forces.  The problem now, according to the report, are armed groups moving to Chihuahua aboard  vehicles marked falsely as official vehicles.

Three abandoned falsely marked vehicles have been found in San Vicente, Chihuahua, which is just across the border, suggesting some criminal elements have already passed over to seek refuge in Chihuahua state.  The find also suggests that much of the fighting by armed groups have been delaying and diversionary in nature, presumably to allow a leadership element to escape security operations.

News reports say that armed suspects have been demanding food and water from local residents, and have passed easily through the military cordon to make those demands.  Jose Carlos Urias Olguin, 42, was shot in the leg near his residence in the village of Potrero de Los Fierro after he refused to provide an armed suspect with food.

Reports of hostage taking by armed suspects have also been discounted, and appear to be anecdotal, though isolated incidents have occurred.  Resident have also fled their homes, but officials have protested those actions are also not widespread.

Reports suggest that armed groups have recruited shooters from remote villages, presumably to reinforce their numbers in the area.  The military has suspended normal transportation in the area, specifically to Casas Viejas and El Tablo, stranding some area residents.

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

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Anonymous said...

Why dont u crooked perros go after la chapa like this pinche calderon bastardo

Anonymous said...

So according to locals of Choix Sinaloa and surroundings the two big players are "El Chapo Isidro"( BLO),and Anselmo "Lemo" Nunez (Sinaloa Cartel) and plaza boss of choix sinaloa.

Apparently lemo tryied to kill el chapo isidro in las glorias Guasave Sinaloa but failed and for revenge el chapo isidro send a hitsquad to choix to kill el lemo but wasnt aware that lemo already had sicarios and military around his ranch and chapo isidros five sicarios were killed but then backup arrived and eventually el lemo left choix leavin chapo isidros sicarios in choix and around choix fighting againt the miltary.

There is talk of 20 + militares dead. And an equally large amount of sicarios dead over this 3 day gunbattle.Also a 14 year old dead sicario.

angelica said...

yeah yeah.BLAH BLAH chapo is using the what a bitch. if the zorraz where able to that they all is fair in love and war.iS KRIEG. DANKASHA CHAPOO UND MAYO.. GRACIAS,SR CHAPO Y MAYO.DURO CON LOS VIVIDORES Y TRAIDORES DE LA PATRIA POR MEXICO LIBRE DE ESCREMENTO. DESDE ALEMANIA..........CDS

Anonymous said...

el blog del narco stated that the people of choix was fighting the sicarios also. i guess they are fed up .

Anonymous said...

Locals say that a group of civilians received the sicarios with bullets as they were fleeing from the military,the people in la Sierra didnt care if they were Sinaloa Cartel members they still defended there towns and killed the intruders since they didnt want nomore innocent victims killed.

Anonymous said...

@ May 1, 2012 11:12 PM even if it was true 20 dead military they will never put the real data i spoke with a lot of sicarios from Sinaloa they say the government never shows how many they lose.

Anonymous said...

EYE 4 AN EYE, TOOTH 4 A TOOTH. BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY IN MEXICO AND YOU WOULDN'T HAVE SO MANY CRAZY NUTS RUNNING AROUND MEXICO KILLING AND CUTTING PEOPLE UP. BUT NO,NO,NO THAT WOULD BE IN-HUMANE. BULL****. EYE 4 EYE, TOOTH 4 A TOOTH.

Anonymous said...

@May 2, 2012 5:15 PM you are an ignorant fool. People would actually get angrier because innocent people will be tried as well. They should give them real justice like imprisoning them. I guess they took away your brain huh lol. brain for a brain. or were you just born like that.

Anonymous said...

INNOCENT PEOPLE WOULD NOT BE TRIED UNLESS THEY ARE GUILTY OF SOMETHING AND WHY IMPRISON PEOPLE THAT ARE GUILTY? AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS WASTED ON PEOPLE THAT DON'T NEED IT. WHEN THEY GET OUT OF JAIL OR PRISON, JUST GOING TO DO IT AGAIN.

Anonymous said...

A la berga ese puto chaputo Gusman ni tienes ke ser muy inteligente pa darte cuenta ke es madrina,rata,dedo,snitch y asta puto a cuanta de su propia gente no ha puesto :Arturo Beltran, Alfredo Beltran Nacho Coronel, el fantasma, el bravo, El Ondeado,y no olvidando al niño Vicente nomas por mensionar algunos no olvidando los ke puso para ke lo dejaran salir de puerta grande y mis respetos pal CHAPITO ISIDRO ke va al frente de su gente rifandosela con pura gente de Guebos tumbando lacras del cds y ala berga la pinche prostiputa ke esta comentando desde alemania adestar mamando la berga en un antro o en la cosina mis respetos y saludos pa los ke se la rifan Chapito Isidro ba acabar con todas las ratas

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