Saturday, December 2, 2023

5 assassination victims found in truck in Uruapan

Michoacán state police discovered five bodies in the back of an abandoned pick-up truck in the municipality of Uruapan on the weekend.

The victims had been shot and showed signs of torture.

Although the five men have not been identified, investigators suspect they died as a result of a vendetta between organized crime gangs.

The avocado-producing municipality has found itself in the midst of a territorial war between the Viagra gang and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), making it one of the most violent areas in the state, alongside Morelia, Apatzingán, Zamora, Mújica, Churumuco and Lázaro Cárdenas.

Also in Michoacán, the deputy police chief of Aquila in the Sierra-Costa region was the target of a gunman yesterday near municipal headquarters. The shooter was apprehended at the scene; the police officer was reported in stable condition.

Source: El Financiero (sp)

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