Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Milenio article
[Subject Matter: CJNG
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The Cabinet of Security reinforces Operation Jalisco with the deployment of a large number of armed elements to locate and capture specific targets of CJNG.
Miguel Angel Pertolas
Despite the intense patrolling derived from the application of "Code Red", this Saturday a family business in Puerto Vallarta was attacked by criminals who set fire to his cremeria, as well as two company trucks.
Similarly, the narco attacks continued early Saturday in Leon, where men used gasoline to set fire to Municipal Transit Police patrol vehicle and a gift shop. Yesterday, when questioned by these facts, the Ministerial Authorities declined to comment. That night, the local government issued a statement to clarify that there was a prisoner designated as responsible for the fires.
The attack on the cheesemongers of Puerto Vallarto occurred around five in the afternoon on Boulevard Francisco Media Cruz and Francisco Villa the tourist destination, immediately elements of the Single Force as well as Firefighters, moved towards the point to control the situation, but no injured were reported.
After the attack the Authorities launched an investigation to find those responsible, although detainees were not reported immediately.
Early on Saturday there was also reported the burning of a particular vehicle in the Coli Uranus, around two in the morning at the height of calle Volcan del Ajusco, and it was immediately removed from the site.
In an interview prior to the events at Puerto Vallarta, the Attorney General, Luis Carlos Najera said that there were 19 detainees, eight are under investigation and 10 more are fully identified and designated as responsible and one was released after proving his innocence.
The Attorney General said that the patrols carried out by Security Forces had maintained calm in the state. But as a pre-emptive measure "Code Red" was still in force.
The Attorney General did not rule out another round of narco blockades, if the Operation Jalisco continues to give up leaders of the CJNG. "We have to be aware that every time we have wanted to detain a leader of this organization the same thing has happened. But if we follow up on the Operation it will return to giving results, he said at the end of a ceremony to pay tribute to a State Policeman who was killed in a firefight in the town of Autlan, on the South Coast of the State.
The 65th Batallion
Armed Forces and Federals will reinforce Operation Jalisco with the deployment of a major number of elite elements ( special operations forces ), of intelligence agents as well as troops, with the objective of locating and capturing specific targets of the CJNG, among them the alleged leader, Nemesio Oseguera, "El Mencho", said functionaries of the Cabinet of National Security.
They will be added to the force that is already in the conflict zone, who moved from San Luis Potosi, Guanajuanto and Queretaro Military after the attacks on Friday. Federal and Military forces continue to search for the three missing army soldiers.
The 65th Infantry Battalion, who are based in Coalcoman, Michoacán, were inaugurated on 24th February by President Enrique Pena Nieto, will have a fundamental role in these tasks, because it was created before the increase in intense criminal activity in the area.
The Jalisco Prosecutor paid posthumous tribute to the police investigator Mario Alberto Jorge Olivares Castorena, who died Friday in a clash in the municipality of Autlan.
The homage involved colleagues, friends and relatives, who gave a minute's silence in his memory.
The honor guard was headed by Attorney Luis Carlos Nájera; the Commissioner of public safety, Alejandro Solorio Aréchiga; the Prosecutor for human rights, Lizzeth Hernández Navarro, as well as the central Prosecutor, Rafael Castellanos, among other officials.
Olivares Castorena was 32 years old and joined labor to the investigating police in 2010.
Original article in Spanish at Milenio