Michoacán State Security commissioner, Alfredo Castillo confirmed that federal forces arrested 4 dozen people in the newly autodefensas liberated city of Huetamo.
The commissioner reported the detainees were “Pseudo –autodefensas”, members of organized crime posing as autodefensas. A tactic becoming more commonly used by criminals to confuse the public and federal forces.
As federal forces entered the city they came under attack and called for support. The clash lasted for more than an hour.
The commissioner did not report the number of injured or dead resulting from the melee but reported the situation under control.
There was no word on the role of the autodefensas in the action, but typically they have called on federal forces when help was needed in a situations of risk, the commissioner did report the city of Huetamo is an autodefensas city.