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Saturday, September 1, 2012

3 die, 3 federales wounded in gunfight and pursuit in Zacatecas state

By Chris Covert

A total of three armed suspects were killed early Friday morning in Zacatecas state in a pursuit and gunfight, according to Mexican news sources.

A news report posted on the website of El Sol de Zacatecas news daily said that a Policia Federal (PF) road patrol in the area responded to the sounds of gunfire in  Las Arboledas colony in Zacatecas municipality, which was apparently an exchange of gunfire between rival criminal groups.

Several armed suspects subsequently led the PF patrol in a chase that ended with three armed suspects dead and two PF agents wounded by gunfire.  A third PF agent was hurt during the chase when a patrol vehicle crashed into a pole.  None of the PF wounded were reported as serious.

After the end of the pursuit an additional four armed suspects were detained.

A separate report in El Sol de Zacatecas said that Mexican naval infantry road patrols are currently operating in southern Zacatecas and northern Jalisco states.  The Zacatecas municipalities included in the marine area of operation are Concepción del Oro, Jerez, and Fresnillo.

Last Wednesday, a marine road patrol detained two unidentified armed suspects following a shootout in Jerez municiality, near ejido Arroyo Seco de Arriba.  The two detainees will be changed with operating a stolen vehicle and violations of the federal Firearms and Explosives law.

Marines seized five rifles, two fragmentation grenades, 117 weapons magazines, 2,393 rounds of ammunition, and four vehicles.

The detainees are to be transferred to the Centro de Readaptacion Social (CERESO) in El Salto in Jalisco state.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for


  1. 200 us marines are in Guatemala,some zeta leadership is supposed to be there the invasion has,begun marines are comin from,south all way up,to the,borders pushing,the,cartels,up,north so they can all,duke,it,out then,clean,up,the,mess

    1. There not gonna engage directly but to provide intelligence to Guatemala military of cds nd zeta activity.. seems were gonna slowly pull ourselves into another conflict

  2. the use of intel, psyops, and other techniques to generate pressure on an individual or a group, w out direct engagement, is classic method of forcing a conflict between two groups of actors, you see the cartels doing it, you can be sure the military does it

  3. 4 comments and not one is about this article. Chapo has over 400 that strictly watch his back at all times so 200 won't get it.

  4. Slowly but surely we gettin in deeper.
    Inexorably,being asked to assist,to help,train,logistics,intelligence.We comply,then end up being hated and vilified for mistakes that are virtually guaranteed to happen.Is there such a thing as"we just trying to help"to a peoples perception and steryotype.Who knows what to do in this situation.

  5. yeah, 200 hundred are going to do all that.

  6. Lube up chapo its jail time

  7. what the hell iswrongh with america thinking they can help or even train .what experience do yall have with this kinds of behavior. americans may careand want to help but its government dnt even care for them . why would care about us maybe our natural resources is an inmterest or poppy fields like in afganistan.leave your 18 yr olds at home this aint the middle east


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