Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Death in Durango: 2 die in San Dimas
Two men were found shot to death in San Dimas municipality Tuesday, according to Mexican news reports.
According to a news report posted on the website of Milenio news daily, a Mexican Army road patrol found the victims near the village of Minitas.
They were identified as Mateo Perez Guzman, 25, and Israel Niebla Perez, 28, both of Tayoltita in San Dimas. The victims had been shot about the torso and left aboard a Jeep Cherokee SUV.
San Dimas municipality has been the focus of some drug related violence in recent years. Government workers have suffered threats and vandalism at the hands of local criminal gangs just this past spring. Several executions and deaths in gunfights have also been reported by Mexican press in San Dimas since 2010.
Meanwhile in Durango city, Durango state police seized 160 kilograms of marijuana in a raid Tuesday.
According to a news report which appeared on the online edition of El Siglo de Durango operatives with the Durango Direccion Estatal de Investigacion (DEI) served an order or apprehension at a residence on calle Canoas in Zona Centro.
Detained at the scene was Gustavo Hernandez Nava, 53. It is unclear in the report if Hernandez Nava was the object of the detention order.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political new for Rantburg.com and Borderlandbeat.com