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Saturday, June 26, 2021

Ex-Police Chief Nearly Killed in Armed Attack in Zacatecas

"MX" for Borderland Beat


The former director of the Preventive Police of Zacatecas, Jorge Eduardo Muñoz Franco, was victim of an armed attack by suspected cartel hitmen on Wednesday afternoon. Reports say he is conscious and in stable condition but has severe wounds. 

At approximately 1:00 p.m., the police received a report that there was a shootout in Arroyo de la Plata Highway, at the height of La Purísima park in the municipality of Guadalupe, Zacatecas.

Muñoz Franco was traveling on a Nissan sedan when gunmen shot at him. He did not stop and continued to drive to the nearest Secretariat of National Defense facilities. He was quickly rushed to the hospital to treat his wounds.

On May 24, Juan José de la Rosa Revilla, who served as deputy commander of the Zacatecas municipal police, was assassinated. Three days later, Muñoz Franco was removed from his position and replaced by Jorge Aguayo Lamas.

Muñoz Franco was removed from his post after two years and eight months. Zacatecan mayor Salvador Estrada González said that the decision to remove him was for "security reasons".

It was later revealed that Munoz Franco had been victim of several death threats from organized crime. He is currently working for the municipal government of Zacatecas, although his exact role was not revealed by any of the cited sources.

This week has been particularly violent in Zacatecas. On Wednesday, 10 people were killed in different municipalities across the state; at least seven of them were murdered after gunmen stormed a home in Fresnillo municipality.

The state of Zacatecas is the home to a violent narco-war between the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) and the Sinaloa Cartel (CDS). In 2020 there were more than 1,200 executions in Zacatecas. Killings are on track to be much higher this year.

Zacatecas is coveted by criminal groups due to its location between Pacific coast ports where drugs enter the country and Mexico’s northeastern border with the United States. It was the sixth most violent state last month in terms of sheer homicide numbers after Guanajuato, State of Mexico, Michoacán, Jalisco and Chihuahua.

Authorities close off the crime scene following the attack


8 comments:

  1. Maybe he is honest to his work, that's why deputed to undisclosed roles.

    Kathi

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    1. Agreed. Ppl assume every cop is corrupt when in reality there are factions within factions in every department or unit with cartel collusion. This guy may have been clean.

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    2. 1:47 Yeah. Not every police is corrupt, but honest police will not be given power or support by fellow police and government in corrupted nations.

      Kathi

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  2. why didn't an ex-police chief have bodyguards? sounds like this "resignation" thing was sort of a plan in disguise to kill him, since perhaps that meant no more security for him.

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  3. why dont cartels ride horses into battle ?

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    1. 5:43 their vehicles have many horses of power, even if the huachicol they get fed is not the best or well refined.
      --No seas ignorante hijueputa.

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  4. No respect for law enforcement

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  5. Law enforcement has earned no respect on the US for a long time,
    Imagine Mèxico?.

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