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Mexico in Chaos as Military Operations Against Cartel Sparks Massive Violence Across Southern Mexico

May 2, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexico in Chaos as Military Operations Against Cartel Sparks Massive Violence Across Southern Mexico

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Violence has exploded across the southern region of Mexico, including reports of narco blockades spanning across Jalisco, Puerta Vallarta to Guadalajara. The reports of violence come Amid rumors of the possible capture of the head of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, (CJNG) Nemesio Oseguera Ramos aka El Mencho.

Multiple media outlets are reporting a number of gun battles; buildings set on fire, cars torched on the highway, and even the downing of a military helicopter conducting surveillance in the area.

According to the Mexican newspaper, Los Darios, government sources said that military forces executed a federal operation on Saturday in Jalisco, dubbed “Operation Jalisco.” A government spokesman told the paper, the operations targeted the entire CJNG leadership, who are responsible for a number of violent attacks on Federal Police officers in the last month.

The sweep sparked a massive wave of violence across the south-western region of Jalisco. Seven people were reportedly killed in the coordinated attacks by the CJNG.

Across the main corridors and highways, Cartel members have reportedly set fire to high jacked trucks and buses across Jalisco. The Dozens of buildings set ablaze have caused a major shortage of emergency responders.

The cartel set fire to ten gas stations, which caused the government to order the closures of 150 gas stations and asking citizens to remain in their homes.

Reports of the capture of “El Mencho” who is quickly becoming the most wanted man in the country, are unfounded.

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