Elements of the Navy of Mexico unleashed an onslaught against the organization led by Fausto Meza Isidro Flores in the north. With the support of the Mexican Army, Ahome municipal police, Guasave, Sinaloa municipality and the state police, faced cells of gunmen. Until time of going to press, there had been twelve alleged gunmen dead and two arrested, besides the capture of arms, military supplies and vehicles. The goal: to exterminate the cartel Guasave. Military, naval and police forces laid siege to the territory in which the Cartel de Guasave have an enclave or hideout, on the eve of the alleged arrest of one of his top lieutenants, Carlos Jesus Higuera Salmon, other wise know as El Macaque, once arrested or killed they would concentrate on his group of followers.
The military group would have weakened the strength of the cartel Guasave to carry out operations, in just four surgical actions.
Thus the untouchable aura of him and the territory he controlled , Fausto Isidro Meza Flores, Chapo Isidro, founder of the Guasave cartel along with Jesus and Ignacio González brothers, are now all but defeated.
Navy Marina killed four gunmen loyal to El Macaque in 3 separate incidents , thanks to ground reconnaissance by the Marina, according to a preliminary report issued by senior officials of the institutions involved and who requested anonymity.
The first shooting occurred Thursday afternoon in The village of Aguajito , located about six kilometers from the town of La Mojonera, Sinaloa. They found the body of a man, an AK-47 rifle with magazine . Six kilometers to the west of that place, in a bunker, were found the bodies of two men. In a room two assault rifles AK-47, known as Goat Horn, and a .38 Super pistol and a service pistol of .45 caliber were found. On site they also found a Dodge truck line Ram 2500 Hemi and tactical gear, military uniforms, dozens of magazines and ammunition. So far, the details of these weapons have not been posted.
Sources said that the weapons remain in custody of the military corps, but are available for the office of Criminal Procedure C, located in Los Mochis, which will initiate its own preliminary investigation against the person responsible for the possession of weapons and ammunition.
Meanwhile, the Attorney General of the State initiated a preliminary investigation into the murders of the three people. The investigation began with the ministerial faith in El Naranjo and continue the Public Ministry of Common Law in Guasave. The bodies were taken to Los Mochis for pending claims and identification
By Friday afternoon, a fourth gunman a personal bodyguard of the Cartel boss of Guasave, was taken down. He is, confirmed as, Jesus Pacheco Miguel Samaniego, Freckles , Head of assassins in Ahome. Other sources presumed that among the dead with the Navy was El Dos Letra, a hitman who had personal vendetta with the operating director of the State Ministerial Police, Jesús Ruiz Carrasco. Until the time of press release, it had not been proven the dead man is El Dos Letras, because the real name of El Dos Letras was not known.
Invasion of the Guasave Cartels territory began on Thursday, when groups of the Federal Police set up checkpoints at the junction of Highway 19, which leads to Station Naranjo, Mexico with 15. were two filters.
Main road, secondary roads were taken over by members of the Ministerial Police, closing the net, and beginning with the pressure on armed groups.
And finaly, the Marina entered the territory of the Guasave cartel and began the work of ground reconnaissance. They, installed observation posts, but without disturbing the civilian population.
The naval patrols began in El Naranjo, spread to Ocoroni Concentration on February 5. They passed La Playita, Playa or Playona Second, the Alamito and came to El Garbanzo. They entered the thick forest and then the shootings happened. Other gunmen went back to the mountain, retreating to the mountains.
According to reports obtained, that area is territory under control of the Sicarios of EL Macaque, but the Marinas moved into the mountains as the Sicarios retreated under fire.
Locals interviewed after the last Marina raid, said they now feel safer, knowing that the Marinas themselves had come to fight criminal groups that have killed entire families.
So far, the naval raids continue in other towns Guasave. There are no reports of casualties, at least until the end of this year. >The naval raid happened after soldiers caught two subjects in the colony Forest in Guasave, after a short exchange of gunfire.
The surprise operation, launched on house on Boulevard Adolfo Lopez Mateos between Jacarandas and Sauces included two helicopters and armored vehicles. So far, the identity of the detainees has not been officially revealed, as the army keeps that information hidden, secret. However unofficial sources indicate that among those arrested was Carlos Jesus Salmon Higueras, El Macaque, head of a group of Guasave Cartel Sicarios.
He and his accomplice, who is said to be the chief drug distributor in Guasave, who were arrested after soldiers killed in the town of El Chino Lopez Eleobardo The Salmon Higueras, the Chichi , brother of Macaco . At that time they were arrested Jose Higuera Orlando Aviles, a cousin of the brothers and Gaspar Romero Jesus Bojorquez, 59, Halcone of the hangar and Concha Usiel Fong, 40, a farmer and pilot. According to reports, the detainees have confessed to military operations and those acting on the information.Civil authorities of the municipalities have not commented on the military operations.
Now the Guasave Cartel is reduced in effectiveness because of the operations of the Marinas who, encircled and besieged the heart of a territory under its control.