Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Policia Federal troops in Zacatecas shift to Sinaloa state

Friday, July 13, 2012 |

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

A Policia Federal detachment based in Fresnillo Zacatecas has left the area and is to be redeployed to Sinaloa state, according to Mexican news accounts.

A story posted Thursday on the website of El Sol de Zacatecas news daily said that the PF unit was rotated out as a normal rotation and that a replacement unit would be arriving in the area within a week.



At least one PF units previously deployed to La Laguna region had been ordered to leave last February.  A number of other PF units had been moved to Zacatecas as army units were shifted to Tamaulipas and Coahuila to aid in the ongoing counternarcotics Operacion Noreste  headed by the Mexican Army.

Zacatecas is home to at least three Mexican Army infantry battalions, several permanent bases of which were completed or were due to be completed last spring.  But the Mexican Secretaria de Defensa Nacional (SEDENA), the controlling agency for the Mexican Army, has been constantly shifting forces in and out of La Laguna and Tamaulipas since the start of this year presumably to keep those deployments fresh, to give army units counternarcotics operations experience and to prevent security problems.

The Mexican Secretaria de Seguridad Publica (SSP), the controlling agency for the Policia Federal constantly rotates forces in and out of troublespots, like the military, to provide experience and to reduce security problems.

The Sinaloa deployment is the first publicly announced deployment of PF forces since last May when heavy intergang fighting erupted in Choix and El Fuerte municipalities killing 57, by this writer's account.  Since ten days ago, 18 more dead including seven Sinaloa state police agents have killed in that remote mountain area.  The intergang fighting involves gangs associated with the Sinaloa Cartel versus the Beltran-Leyva and Juarez Cartels and Los Zetas.

At last report, some 200 effectives were deployed to the area including Mexican Army and Policia Federal units, as well as Sinaloa state police operatives.

In other news a total of seven individuals have been killed in gang and drugs related incidents in Zacatecas state, including a Zacatecas state ministerial agent, according to separate news items posted on the website of El Sol de Zacatecas.
  • Three unidentified armed suspects were killed Thursday night when Zacatecas state police operatives exchanged gunfire with criminal  suspects in Zacatcas city.  Two state ministerial agents were wounded  in the gunfight.  The firefight shutdown the thoroughfare most of the night.  Three other suspects were detained following the firefight.  One Zacatecas state ministerial agent, Horacio de la Cruz, died following the gunfight.
  • Last Monday night two unidentified individuals were executed in Guadalupe by armed suspects.  The victims were said to have a nexus with organized crime and the executions probably stemmed from rivalries between two local drug gangs. The shooting took place in front of a convenience store in Las Quintas colony at around 2200 hrs.
  • One unidentified man was shot to death in Zacatecas city Thursday night.  The victim was shot once in the head and once in the chest on Avenida Garcia Salinas near the Oxxo convenience store.  The report said the victim had been working s a lookout for a local drug gang.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com

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14 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

CORRUPT GOVT TO THE RESCUE. I guess NOW They realized that their boss el chapo needs a hand. Come on do what you are paid to do . protect your jefe. Maybe when he gets back from California he'll give you a raise for killing isidro. Atte el paisa... believe me I'm from laredoooooo.

Anonymous said...

THEY ARE GOING TO WHIPE OUT CHAPITO ISIDRO THATS WHAT HE GETS FOR AMBUSHING COPS MALOVA IS PISS AS FUCK ISIDRO KEEP SENDIN YOUR MEN TO CHOIX JUST KILLING INNOCENTS & YOULL KEEP LOOSING SICARIOS ISIDRO FOLLOWERS ARE STUPID THEY ARE COMMITING SUCIDE CHOIX IS A LOSS BATTLE!

Anonymous said...

the BL should off not killed da police it looks like it could back fire on dem. Bl's should hide now

Anonymous said...

The large grupo of gunman started in choix worked there way down to badiraguato killing an leaving ghost towns .. they new they could just drive up there in convoys cause they will get shot down quick going thru the city there all in the woods in chapos territory they are everywhere like if they were the military they say " son los de guasave " they look like military

Anonymous said...

No one can take badiraguato......40,000 plus people live in the county that is bigger than rhode island....the people of la sierra are too loyal and too poor to trust the government. Mayo and chapo know this......

Anonymous said...

Your AN IDIOT.

CHAPOS INFLUENCE IS NOT THAT BIG IN ZACATECAS.

ZACATECAS BELONGS TO LOS ZETAS.

THESE 200 SOLDIERS AND POLICE ARE SEND AS REINFORCEMENTS FOR CHAPO ISIDRO AND HIS MAZATLECOS.

They will never catch Chapo Isidroalive

Anonymous said...

Me 2 Nuevo Laredo and Laredo went to hell since the zetas are here. Let's hope el chapo wins remember he is economy

Anonymous said...

CHAPOOO!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

AND THE FEDERALES AND THE NATIONAL GOVT TO THE HELP OF LOS CHAPUTAS JAJAJAJA CHAPOS YOU KNOW THIS AND EVEN YOUR FANS KNOW THIS BUT LIKE THE HIPOCRITES AND BITCHES THAT YOU ARE YOU NEVER WANT TO ADMITT IT,BUT IF IT WERENT FOR MALOVA AND CALDERON LOS BETRAN LEYVA WOULDVE ALREADY WHIPED OUT SINALOA OF YOU PIECES OF SHIT HIPOCRITAS DE LOS CHAPUTAS.OH WELL YA PRONTO SE LES ACAVA EL CORRIDO AL CALDERON CHAPO Y MALOVA.AHORA SI GENTE NUEVA ANTRAXX Y LOS DEMAS GRUPOS DE CHAPO AGGARANSE CULEROS.Y NI DIGAN QUE EN TOPONES LOS ZETAS LES CORREN A LOS DEL CHAAPO..QUE NO MIRAN TUBUTAMAMA ,EL BURRION,NAYARIT,TAMAULIPAZZ 2005 AKI EN LOS TOPONES SIEMPRE LES DAN EN LA MADRE PERO SIEMPRE ANDAN LLORANDO QUE FUERON EMBOSCADAS JAJAJAJ PINCHES LLORENES LOS DEL CDS .PURO LAREDO Y A CHINGAR SU MADRE TODOS LOS CHAPOS

Anonymous said...

Laredo nunca valio verga. No mamen ahi pura comadre n.laredo y laredo are worthless. This war was the nest thimg that could of happened at least there's less pepple from this hell hole

Anonymous said...

They are there chapo sent his ppl they couldnt stop them they sent cessnas with ppl weapons to the million landing strips to confront them no can't do chapo.. so many contras in badiraguato surutato is against them they formed there squads so they can go around that turist town

Anonymous said...

Callate pendejo no sabes lo que dices hablas puras pendejadas I fucken hate People like you that think there the shit because they talk about how badass the narc groups are there full of shit and your full of shit haste un favor a ti mismo throw your stupid ass off a cliff

Anonymous said...

ISIDROOO!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Puro ZacatecaZ putos alaverga con el chapo puto traizionero

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