It is uncertain why the attorney general is referring to this as a "dismantling of a major cell" as only 3 persons were arrested, but the weapons seized was an impressive find for such a small camp.
Message presented by Elizabeth Hernandez the Head of the Specialized Investigation of Crimes against Health Unit.
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In a coordinated effort between the Attorney General's Office, the Mexican Army and the Federal Police of the National Security Commission managed to dismantle a major (CJNG) cell of a criminal organization that operates in the state of Jalisco.
Near the town of Las Palmas, in the municipality of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, operatives were able to locate a camp, wherein a group of heavily armed people were discovered.
This armed group, realizing the presence of federal agents opened fire against them with heavy weapons, causing federal agents to repel the attack.
Realizing they were outnumbered the attackers fled, which began a chase that ended with the arrest of three of them, each carrying a weapon, two of which had 40 mm caliber grenade launchers."
In the makeshift camp, federal agents secured:
- 6 rifles (long)
- 2 short
- 3 RPG
- 3 of .50 caliber Barreta
- 40 of 40 mm grenades
- 15 grenades for RPG
- 7 hand grenades
- 88 gun chargers (clips) of various calibers
- 2,294 rounds of ammunition of different calibers.
"The Deputy Attorney Specialized Investigation of Organized Crime (SEIDO), through the Specialized Crimes Against Health Unit, initiated a preliminary investigation against these persons for their alleged criminal responsibility in the commission of an offense of carrying weapons lawfully designated for exclusive use of the Navy and Air Force, and Army.
For the crimes mentioned above, the prosecutor of the Federation exercised criminal action against the accused before the First District Judge of Criminal Proceedings Federal in the state of Jalisco, residing in Puente Grande. The accused are now inmates in the CEFERESO (prison) number 06 in Huimanguillo, Tabasco."