Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Special Forces Who Captured ''El Chapo" Will Search for Those Responsible for Military Ambush

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat
Riodoce Oct 10, 2016

The group of Special Forces of the Navy and Federal Police who arrested Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in Los Mochis , will be responsible for seeking the criminals who ambushed and killed five soldiers in Culiacan, Sinaloa on Sept 30.

According to El Universal, officials said they were informed that the intelligence team of the Federal Police is leading the search and will collect all information in order to identify and locate the criminals involved in the ambush, while elite personnel of the Secretary of the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) will also contribute to the apprehension of the attackers, whom rescued Julio Oscar Vega Ortiz, "El Kevin", who was wounded and being transported via ambulance along with the Military Convoy to Culiacan from Badiriguato.

"Both institutions will use every means available including human resources in collaboration with the
Attorney General of the Republic to end impunity for crimes committed on Friday, Sept 30 where five soldiers were killed and ten others wounded.

The publication adds that the team of Marines who pursued "El Chapo" Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, for six months after escaping a second time from a maximum security prison, are tracking the killers in urban areas as well as the Sierra Madre Occidental, covering the states of Sinaloa, Durango and Chihuahua.

The Federal police are also conducting field research.

On Sept 30 a convoy of at least 10 vehicles and 40 armed men , presumably drug traffickers, attacked near dawn the Red Cross ambulance and two Army trucks carrying 17 soldiers. The paramedic attending ''El Kevin" was shot in the hip.

The aggression against the Military convoy was apparently to rescue the wounded man "El Kevin", identified as Julio Oscar Vega Ortiz, who had participated hours earlier in a gun battle between a rival criminal group in Bacacoragua and then his group subsequently attacked the Military trucks on a road in Badiriguato where he was wounded.

It was learned that ''El Kevin" was wearing a fake military uniform along with a camouflaged bulletproof vest and begged the soldiers to help him so that he would not bleed to death.