Mayor of Uruachi, Chihuahua Mexico pleads for help from government to battle cartels

Posted on September 14, 2011 • Filed under: Conflicts, Crime, Mexico, Organized Crime

This past weekend, the county seat of Uruachi, Chihuahua, was the scene of several clashes between gunmen of the Juarez cartel and the Sinaloa, vying for control of a new route for the smuggling of drugs into Sonora. The shootings left a toll of 10 criminals and a policeman wounded, and the facades of the houses were damaged by bullet holes, according to the PAN mayor, Aldo Alejandro Campos.

If federal and state governments do not respond to our call for help, people are willing to take some action on their own, because here are left over weapons. I do not want to do that is illegal, but if we have no will. We will not allow the community to take, “said. He said the council only has 10 policemen, and can not assume responsibility for defending the people alone. They were more than 60 armed men fired at the police who took refuge in the bush. Here were people from another group that met them, “he said. Read Article

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