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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Failed attempt to attack Salamanca, Guanajuato refinery, with a vehicle that had 12 explosives

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  ZetaTijuanaMag

Luis Cresencio Sandoval González, head of the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA), reported that yesterday, Wednesday, June 24, that an attempted attack occurred at the Ing. Antonio M. Amor Refinery, located in Salamanca, Guanajuato.

During the morning press conference on Thursday, June 25, held in Texcoco, State of Mexico, the military command reported that they secured a vehicle loaded with 12 explosives, which was abandoned in the vicinity of said refinery.

“Last night, there was an attempted assault where a vehicle was secured with 12 explosive devices that were inside a vehicle that was abandoned by the criminals who attacked the security forces […]There have been  measures to guarantee the security of the state's strategic facilities” said Sandoval González.

"About the Salamanca the refinery, the approach was to reinforce the strategic facilities that we have there and the refinery is one of them, it was given specific security to prevent the criminal group from having any action against it," said the general.

According to the Spanish agency EFE, two days ago, elements of the Mexican Army together with state security forces, deployed an operation in the said refinery, after receiving an alleged threat from the Cártel de Santa Rosa de Lima (CSRL)dedicated to the theft of fuel or "huachicol".

According to official sources of the state government, quoted by the agency, said the deployment was due to an alleged call made by a member of the criminal group, who threatened to carry out damage to the infrastructure of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX).

Last weekend, federal and state forces carried out an operation in the municipality of Celaya, located 46 kilometers from Salamanca, in which 26 alleged members of the said criminal group were arrested.

The arrest generated a violent reaction from CSRL, which blocked, with burning cars, roads that connect 14 municipalities of the entity and even burned at least seven businesses in Celaya.

The authorities indicated that among the detainees are three cartel financial operators, among them the mother, sister and cousin of José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, alias “El Marro”, leader of the criminal organization that is dedicated to theft of fuel.

Hours after the operation, Yépez Ortiz, through a video, warned the authorities and the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG), a group with which the state of Guanajuato disputes, which will maintain the battle, will not hide and even suggested the possibility that he may be willing to be absorbed by the Sinaloa Cartel in order to stop Jalisco.

In this regard, the head of SEDENA said that the detainees in Celaya who were released were a group of people who dedicated themselves to obstructing communication channels to prevent the arrival of federal forces. He attributed this to the fact that the state authorities did not substantiate the arrests, while the others continue their process.

For his part, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured that a special security plan is being worked on in Guanajuato, due to the increase in violence in the state. Likewise, he pointed out that the presence of the so-called Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel is due to the fact that it was allowed and was addressed or not attended to.

"For four months, a special plan was agreed in the security cabinet, especially due to the level of the severity of the homicides that are committed in Guanajuato, we are talking, in general terms, of 15 to 18 percent of the country's homicides"  detailed the national president.

"We are not only seeing what is happening, but we are acting because the situation in Guanajuato became very serious, more than any other state [...] [The CSRL] has a presence because it allowed itself to grow, it was not attended to in time, even by that has a social base ”, indicated the head of the Federal Executive Power.

"Now that the arrests occurred, many are linked because they were paid, there were payrolls, so to create such an organization, where there is payroll, where they have bases in each municipality, as it is a matter that comes from a long time ago and was not addressed "Accused the Tabasco politician.


  1. Crime in Guanajuato was fed and nurtured by governor diego sinhue to extort the federal government for more funds to steal and privatize, and his state public security secretary worked hard on it, he had about 10 years of experience in crime and huachicoleo.

  2. It's pretty MUCH a RAP, cjng TOOK that PLAZA
    From MARRO who 😢 in a recent video out of DESPERATION...
    There is NOTHING he can do to get it BACK

  3. Has anyone seen any pics of the IED? I'm trying to figure out if these were 12 of the little low explosive "papa bombas" we've seen them use in the past or something else?

  4. The crooks lost the cardboard tubes they were going to use to shot the papas into the refinery, but this looks fabricated by the federales to have an excuse to invade Guanajuato for good, given thay the governor can't do the job with the most elementary results in spite of the men and materials allotted to his State by AMLO which budget diego sinhue chose to steal.

  5. Should be declared terrorists and destroyed on the spot. Grow some amlo


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