Saturday, January 6, 2018

32 DEAD in 24 Hours in Chihuahua: Sinaloa vs Juarez

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Vanguardia

Dec 6, 2017
Also carried by: Aristeguinoticias and La Jornada

In less than 24 hours, the dispute to control the sale of drugs to the retail market ( narcomenudeo) of the criminal groups La Línea and Gente Nueva, armed and operational wings of the Juárez and Sinaloa cartels, respectively, left 32 dead in the municipalities of Ciudad Juárez , with 23 crimes  
in the Chihuahua capital, seven; and Bocoyna and Cuauhtémoc, with one each. Among the victims are five women.

Ricardo Realivázquez Domínguez, municipal public security secretary of Juarez, said that most of those executed on Thursday and Friday belong to the Los Mexicles gang, part of Gente Nueva (Sinaloa cartel) that disputes Los Aztecas (Juarez cartel). ) for the narcomenudeo. He said that the authorities will be carrying out special operations and intelligence work to locate those responsible for these killings.

The mayor of Juarez, independent Armando Cabada Alvídrez, said he is not losing control of the city despite this wave of violence. The increase in murders in recent days / hours does not reflect a loss of security control, but a conflict between criminal groups, he said.

Cabada Alvídrez said not to believe in truces with criminals and that the only way to face the problem is with arrests. In 2017, the State Attorney General's Office documented 770 people killed in Ciudad Juarez alone, an average of two daily cases and more than 2,000 throughout the state.

Cartel de Juarez/ Los Aztecas/ La Linea 
The Dead of Juarez:

Three people - two men and three women - were killed by armed men who shot them at close range when they were about to get into a car parked on Tarahumara Street in Colonia Azteca  where they lived. The secretary of Public Security, Ricardo Realivázquez Domínguez, came to the site to coordinate the search for the murderers.

Another man was killed on Friday afternoon in the Álvaro Obregón neighborhood near the corner of  Calle Pedro de Alba and  Calle General Treviño. The assassins entered his house and shot him.

Los Mexicles / Gente Nueva de Sinaloa 
On Calles Guadalupe López and Pino Suárez  of Colonia Primero de Septiembre , two workers were assassinated at a house with a mechanical workshop; and another  person was injured.  According to municipal police, the murderers arrived in a van, descended and opened fire on Edgar Rodriguez,  a 42-year-old former soldier and his 14-year-old nephew.

Another homicide in Juarez was that of a 53-year-old man who was driving in a Suburban truck on Avenida La Raza , accompanied by a woman of almost the same age, when a van pulled up beside him and shot him at least six times. He died instantly and she was injured.

At 20:00 , ie 8PM, local time on Thursday, three assassins armed with AK-47 rifles, (Cuernos de Chivas) entered a mechanical workshop in the Fernando Baeza neighborhood to shoot four men, three of whom died immediately and the fourth while  he was being transferred to a hospital, reported the State Attorney General's Office (FGE).
Another attack put an end to the lives of three women,  two of them of US origin, who were visiting their  relatives in the Complejo Roma, the FGE reported.Another attack in Juarez was committed in  the Colonia Ciudad Moderna, where three men were killed  in a house.

One more woman died in Juarez after three weeks of agony with six gunshot wounds; five men died by firearms at various events reported in Juarez.

In the Chihuahuan capital, Ciudad Chihuahua, two men were shot to death by subjects who left another person seriously injured, which caused great mobilization of emergency personnel. Also in the capital, a 25-year-old man was murdered at his home by armed men.

Also in Ciudad Chihuahua, four men were executed as part of the war between the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels.

In the so-called Cueva Pinta, mountainous municipality of Bocoyna, bodies were found of two men, one with a wound in the neck by a knife, so reported investigators from the West Zone Prosecutor's Office who went to the scene of the crime by a dirt road. Finally, another corpse was found in the city of Cuauhtémoc.

Note : This is all breaking news without any or many photos or more details as of yet. I am sure we will have an Update.