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Friday, November 10, 2023

Guardia Nacional Patrol Mugged, MS-13 Leader Captured, Government Worker Killed - Criminal Violence Roundup 11/9/23

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 may not merit a full article.

Michoacán, Vista Hermosa - A group of National Guard soldiers was beaten and robbed of their weapons and a vehicle by a large group of armed men while patrolling a rural road in Vista Hermosa, Michoacán, reported Milenio.

Michoacán, Lagunillas -  Four people were arrested in connection with a hijacking-theft of a trailer transporting 234 boxes of avocados, reported the Michoacán Secretariat of Public Security.

Guanajuato, Celaya - Patricia Estrada, director of the Celaya Public Records office was killed outside her office yesterday afternoon, reported Periodico Correo.

Guanajuato, León - Three men talking on the street were injured by gunfire after they were attacked by gunmen on motorcycles on 11/8, reported Periodico Correo.

Guerrero, Acapulco - Criminal groups in Acapulco, Guerrero stepped into the chaos left by hurricane Otis, offering civilians food, water, and other necessities, reported Milenio.

Mexico - Élmer Canales Rivera "Crook", a high-ranking MS-13 member was captured somewhere in Mexico by Mexican security forces, reported La Prensa Grafica, citing a US Government source. He will be extradited to the United States where he faces terrorism charges, reported InSight Crime.


  1. 11 linieros captured in chihuahua

    Cómo la lucha interna de La Línea, el brazo armado del Cártel de Juárez, disparó homicidios en la zona
    9 hours ago

    1. My bad couldn't figure how to put actual link

  2. Better to be beaten and mugged than be decapitated.

  3. ALMO's Guardia Nacional got mugged 😭😂.
    I am going to have my pet poodle 🐩 Lily mugged them too lol.😂


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