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Commotion in Zacatecas: Criminals killed five policemen, surprised them unarmed and without uniforms; The agents assigned to the Fresnillo corporation were ambushed by alleged hitmen while returning from a course.
Captive and unarmed, five elements of the Municipal Police of Fresnillo, Zacatecas, were intercepted, ambushed and killed, while traveling on federal highway 45, in the municipality of Calera.
According to reports, the alleged criminals attacked the agents at the junction of the López Velarde community, adjacent to the state capital. They were all shot to death.
The victims were unarmed and in a private car at the time of being killed (Photo: Twitter / patrakin)
The Public Safety Department of Zacatecas condemned the attack against the uniformed. “From the moment he became acquainted with this fact, State President Alejandro Tello instructed that the security corporations of the three levels of Government to coordinate and deploy an operation to try to locate those responsible, that operation continues it’s course, ” he said.
The State Attorney General’s Office is already working to gather elements that will be part of an investigation folder that will clarify the facts.
Just last November 16 , Adalberto Ochoa, director of Public Security of the Municipality of Valparaíso was murdered in this same entity .
Ochoa was watching Zaragoza avenue corner with Felipe Ángeles, when an armed group gunned him down with bullets. The deceased was accompanied by a policewoman, who was seriously injured.
According to reports from the Public Security spokesperson, armed aggressors circulated aboard a gray vehicle in the El Vergel community.
During the persecution against those involved, National Guard elements located a car that could be related to the assault, and secured a firearm near the unit referred to above.
The bloody scene of the ambush and murder
The organization Causa en Común (Common Cause) revealed that the Mexican states with the highest number of police killings are Guanajuato, Michoacán and Chihuahua.
Guanajuato has the first place, governed by the PAN, Diego Sinhué Rodríguez. In the entity 46 agents have lost their lives, followed by Michoacán , under the PRD government of Silvano Aureoles, with 38, while Chihuahua , from panist Javier Corral, records 27 uniformed assassins.
They are followed by Guerrero, with 24 cases; Jalisco with 23; Sonora with 21; Puebla with 16; Oaxaca with 15; Veracruz with 13 and Morelos with 11.
The last homicides were registered in Zacatecas and Chihuahua. In this last entity, the director of the Police of the Serrano Municipality of Boycona, Alejandro Marciev GN, was killed while manning an official unit of the corporation in the town of San Juanito.
The corpse of the agent was located in the middle of public roads and a few meters from the patrol. The authorities indicated that the male body with navy blue clothes, tactical boots no longer had its weapon.
In that same border entity a uniformed person died after a police persecution against hit men. The events occurred in the Cerro Prieto neighborhood of the City of Chihuahua.
For this homicide, three subjects were arrested.