Wednesday, September 18, 2013

More details on the Choix attacks

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

A total of 20 armed suspects crossed by boat to Presa de Los Leones and shot at an unarmed civilian and torched one home Monday, according to various news accounts posted in thee website of El Debate news daily.

The civilian under fire fled the area and into the hill under constant small arms fire as he left.

At about 1000 hrs the suspects entered the village of Tacopaco and began to fire their weapons, mostly AK-47 rifles.  There they kidnapped Saul Salmeron Rabago, 57, and torched three more homes.  Residents of the village, totaling about 50, reported beatings by the suspects as they moved through the area.

Following the attack, the suspects withdrew towards Chihuahua state by boat.

Local police were not notified of the incident until 1300 hrs.  Security forces consisting of municipal police, Sinaloa state ministerial agents and army troops moved to Tacopaco.  There they found two vehicles, one Jeep Cherokee SUV and one Nissan pickup truck which had been destroyed by fire. 

Police also found at least 19 spent cartridge casing for AK-47 rifles, but the El Debate report said many more than that number had been found.

The report also said ministerial agents requests a helicopter to the area, but it never arrived.  Police also went to the Presa de Luis Donaldo Colosio dam towards ejido Techobampo and evacuated 14 individuals, mostly women and children.  Many more had fled into the mountains seeking refuge from marauding drug gangs.

In a separate account, an unidentified dairy farmer from Choix said he came under small arms fire at around 0700 hrs, the presumed start time of the assault, and fled under constant rifle fire.  He waited in the hills without food or water for several hours as he watched armed suspects move through the area.

Residents of Tacopaco who also fled their village, also waited for hours until in the afternoon, with only bottled water, and with no food, when state police arrived and began evacuating them to a shelter in Choix proper, along with other local refugees.

According to an El Debate article, the Mexican Army will reinforce patrols in the area.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com. He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com. His latest work of non-fiction, The Wounded Eagle: Volume 2 went on sale September 1st at Amazon.com and Smashwords.com   

17 comments:

  1. Whatever happened to el dos letras. For a while there placing banners with the people he killed stating how he was ready to take out CDS. He didn't want much, just to become the biggest trafficker since Pablo Escober. Dos Letras has been quite recently. Not much has been heard from Chapito Isidro either ever since he was Ricod and FnKD by the U.S.A. OFAC. His failed attempt to murder the Ahome police chief Chuy Carrasco was the last loud news that was heard from Chapito.

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  2. All my family is from Sinaloa and they tell me Chapo doesn't even fight for the state anymore all his business is private only a few people get close to knowing what's going he could care less who kills each in what city or state people think he runs around with 300 soldiers but he usually rides solo and only his family knows his movements I think Chapo is a billionaire but his man power doesn't extent like the news report it half his money goes to the politicians so his main support comes from the government and everyone should know that mayo zambada has a lot of cells working for him but his the same he could care less his business is almost ghost private organizations run this movement with politicians pockets getting fatter

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    1. as always the rabble fighting like dogs and cats for the table scraps,chapo fighing from the whole shebangs,maybe when he wins he can afford to give messico some peace...

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    2. Cual messico it's MEXICO as de ser mayate

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    3. mess,messy,messico,if you can learn that then you won't be tan pendejo mi'jo

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  3. unrelated but still: BROWNSVILLE - An illegal immigrant was impaled by a metal rod after he fell while trying to climb over the border fence in Southmost Brownsville.

    The incident happened Saturday in the Sabal Palm Sanctuary area. Paramedics took the 23-year-old Mexican national to a hospital after firefighters used the Jaws of Life to cut the rod.

    "They were able to cut the rod from him and get him into an ambulance and get him to the hospital safely," Brownsville Fire Chief Lenny Perez said.

    The man remains at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen.
    krgv news

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  4. Whats up with the police taking so damn long to help those ppl? Barney fife or scarface in charge? The police in the states get to a crime in less than 30 min.thats a damn shame for those ppl there god bless those villagers and give them some peace!!

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  5. WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS WHO IS DOING THIS

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  6. The mexican army needs a permanent base in the area lets see if those pos come back again lol.

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  7. The people who are doing these acts are known as criminals.

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  8. CDS getting murked left and right wow and yet that greedy midget sticking his nose in other states

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  9. Yur getting murked left and right hahahahaha enough with the haiting allready bro yur going to shit yur pants!!!! Hahahaha

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  10. Sad to read this I grew up in those mountains like the rest of my family for this idiots to torment these villages. I have relatives that have been threaten but lucky nothing has happen to them. I hope they kill these retards.

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  11. Its cds cuz lemo changed sides to blo... Pinche pero de chapo tgefe knly poor ranchers

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  12. I Think the people of these towns are also the problem.IT'S a never ending cycle. They have no skills and are under educated. All they can do is farm labor,or grow illegal crops.They hate the government and dont pay taxes,but want civil services....The drug lords throw a fiesta and the townspeople show support...Sinaloa has no real economy other than produce and drugs....

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    1. stfu, you don't know sh*t about sinaloa's economy, all you know is what you hear in the blogs about narcos

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  13. Sinaloa has a rich economy tomatoes fish veggies it goes on and on why you mad because they help each other and support each other quit being ignorant it mite be the narco state but not all people in Sinaloa deal or produce drugs dumbass

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