Xaltianguis, GRO: After Clashes, 19 Arrested, Arsenal and Drugs Confiscated

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After at least two armed clashes , occurred in Xaltianguis , Guerrero, federal and state authorities deployed an operation to restore order in that community belonging to the municipality of Acapulco. 

According to Roberto Álvarez Heredia, spokesman for Guerrero’s Security, the armed confrontations  recorded in recent days in Xaltianguis were between two antagonistic groups called Union of Peoples and Organizations of the State of Guerrero (UPOEG) and members of the group of armed civilians known as the “Dumbos.” 

                                        The image shows part of the long weapons seized.

In the security operations, which were deployed in Xaltianguis by armed clashes , the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), the Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico (Semar), the National Guard, General Prosecutor of the State of Guerrero (FGE) participated , Secretary of State Public Security (SSP) and Municipal Police of Acapulco. 

In the operation deployed in Xaltianguis by armed clashes, 350 police elements participated, which make up the Coordination Table for Peacebuilding. 

                                    More than thirty weapons were secured in Xaltianguis.

As a result of this security deployment in Xaltianguis , 19 alleged perpetrators of the armed confrontations were arrested , in addition to:

39 guns
381 useful cartridges
123 white powder bags
29 bags of marijuana
16 transparent plastic bags with green grass, weighing 14 kilograms
8 transparent plastic bags with white solid substance, weighing 21.2 kilograms
2 metal tubes approximately 1 meter high, used as a homemade pump
2 tactical knives
2 tactical cheeks
13 tactical vests
2 bulletproof vests
17 spokes
24 cell phones
15 vehicles
25 shirts with the acronym of UPOEG and SSX
1 drone
1 laptop
1 monitor

                                             These cylinder was used as a homemade bomb.
Álvarez Heredia added that in the town of Xaltianguis the bases of mixed operations of the three orders of government and the support of two helicopters of the Secretariat of the Navy and the Secretariat of National Defense are permanently maintained, which fly over the area to guarantee the safety of citizens and surrounding communities.