Attorney General of Jalisco, Luis Carlos Nájera Gutiérrez de Velasco, announced that an operation with cooperating agencies from both sides of the border, has dismantled clandestine weapon manufacturing workshops.
The ATF agency along with Mexico’s PGR agency dismantled two shops, both in Jalisco, one in Guadalajara, that was producing AR-15 rifles. The factories were part of an network that sold its product to organized crime groups. This is the first of its kind to be discovered in Mexico.
The shops manufactured the weapons for organized crime groups in Michoacán and the local cartel, Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG). It is estimated the shops were only operating for a few months. The material was imported from the United States.