In Michoacan, army troops seized a ranch allegedly owned by Enrique Plancarte Solis, "La Chiva"/ Kike Plancarte or just "Kiki," noted as one of the main leaders of the criminal organization The Knights Templar.
The Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) said yesterday in a statement that the confiscation took place last Saturday after a gun battle with an number of people in which one of the suspects died.
The Mexican army seized weapons, drugs, and money on a ranch in the western state of Michoacan apparently owned by Enrique Plancarte Solís, one of the alleged leaders of the criminal organization the Knights Templar.
The rest of the "Knights" managed to escape from the ranch, located in the town of Los Cuiniques, in the town of Apatzingán. The ranch "was used by organized crime for various illegal purposes."
In the building, military personnel found 15 handguns, 19 rifles, 1 Barret rifle, more than a hundred grenades, three rockets, 1 anti-tank rocket launchers, 339 magazines of different calibers, over 22,000 cartridges and five swords.
Also confiscated 1.1 million pesos (equivalent to about $85,000), $3123.10 in American dollars, two vehicles, and small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and crystal.
According to the Ministry of Defense, this operation "managed to affect the Knights of Templar's criminal organization through limiting their operational and logistical structures and their areas of influence."
The Knights Templar is a pseudorreligious organization that emerged din 2011 after the death of the leader of the Familia Michoacana, Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, alias "El Chayo", in a clash with security forces in 2010.
Soon the group, led by Servando Gómez Martínez, alias "La Tuta"; Enrique Plancarte, "La Chiva," Dionisio Loya Plantare, "el Tio," managed to gain control of the drug trade in Michoacán and extended their area of influence to neighboring regions.
Monday in Mexico 14 People Died Alleged
MEXICO CITY (approved). - A total of 14 people, among them five women and a child, were killed Monday in separate cases in five states of the country, allegedly the incidents are related to organized crime.
In broad daylight, in a Guachochi supermarket , Chihuahua, gunmen executed a 30 year old woman identified as Elizabeth Castillo Carrillo, in front of a friend and her three year old son. She received seven bullets in her face, hands and chest outside a supermarket.
Castillo was shot when her friend and her son were settling in the vehicle, as she walked in the back of the car preparing to get inside. Still alive, paramedics took her to a hospital but died minutes later.
In Nuevo Leon, on Monday afternoon, two women and a 13 year old boy were killed while buying beer in the neighborhood Nuevo San Rafael, in Guadalupe.
Gunmen arrived on a premises on Circunvalación and Privada Zuazua Streets, opened fire on their victims who were inside. Unofficially, it was reported that the three dead were relatives.
In Jalisco, seven people were shot dead in the last yesterday in different incidents allegedly related to organized crime
Tonala Police reported that Monday afternoon there was a shooting in streets of the town of San Miguel de la Punta, south of the metropolitan area of Guadalajara.
According to police, gunmen stormed a house in the neighborhood Lomas de San Miguel. Three men died and the injured woman was rescued by local medical services while in one of the bedrooms.
Of the victims, two of the men and women were apparently in the house, One of those who died was outside and assumed one of the alleged gunmen.
In another development, near José María Morelos, in the town of Tomatlan, on the north coast of Jalisco, the bodies of two men, ages 26 and 40 were found with multiple gunshot wounds. Both had been deprived of their freedom last Saturday night.
In addition, Monday morning, in an area at kilometer 23 of the road free highway from Lagos de Moreno to Leon the bodies of two men about 25 years old were found. They show signs of being beaten and given the "coup de grace".
In Morelos, two women were killed in violent incidents in different municipalities Tlaquiltenango and Yecapixtla, informed the Attorney General of Morelos.
One victim was found on a dirt road near the highway Cartonera to Yecapixtla, near Centennial Ranch. The body was lying on the ground and had various injuries.
The second was found in a building in the town of Tlaquiltenango on Isabel la Católica in the neighborhood of Gabriel Tepepan. The woman's body was lying in one of the bedrooms of the house, with an impact from a gun.