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Police Officer Killed, Archeological Artifacts Recovered, Former Mayor Gunned down - Criminal Violence in Mexico Roundup August 23, 2023

By "El Huaso" for Borderland Beat

The contributors at Borderland Beat aim to cover newsworthy and relevant stories related to organized crime and security in Mexico. However, this means that we sometimes miss the many small footprints left by organized crime groups around the country. This article aims to cover more of these events which do not merit a full article. 

Chiapas, Reforma - Two State Police officers were kidnapped by a group of 12 men. They were restrained and beaten. They were later found alive by a National Guard Patrol, reported Tabasco Hoy.

Guanajuato, San Francisco del Rincón - Two Municipal Transit Police were injured after they were fired upon by men on a motorbike. Guanajuato is the most violent state for police in Mexico, with 53 killed so far this year.

Guerrero, Chilpancingo - A decomposing body was found inside a plastic bag on the side of the road, reported Quadratin.

Veracruz, Tecolutla - A watermelon farmer was found dead in his field with several bullet wounds, covered by a metal sheet, reported La Silla Rota.

Querétaro, Colon - National Guard agents seized archeological artifacts at a shipping store.

Jalisco, Degollado - Guardia Nocturna reported that authorities located a clandestine fuel tap on a PEMEX pipeline

Oaxaca, Villa de Guerrero - Manuel Guzman Carrasco, a former mayor of Putla, was killed by armed men while at a mechanics shop, reported NVI Noticias.

Colima, Colima - A police officer was gunned down, making for 16 this year, reported Proceso.

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