Zetas, Gulf Cartel, Los Chapos fighting over control of Valles de Jalisco, Mexico

Posted on November 11, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Drug Activity, Mexico, Organized Crime, Zetas

The increasing clashes between gunmen of the Zetas, the Gulf Cartel (CDG) and Los Chapos for control of the Valles region of Jalisco have caused casualties of the police forces of Magdalena and San Martin Hidalgo, which highlights the precarious municipal government just took over Oct. 1.

The coordinator of the Rural Police of Jalisco, Rogelio Andrade, reports that on the morning of October 30 last eight gunmen broke into the house of the director of Public Safety San Martin de Hidalgo, Guerrero Zarate Casimiro, and shot him in front of his family. The execution occurred 80 kilometers southwest of Guadalajara. Read Article

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