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All-out war feared in Mexico after rival cartel storm home of El Chapo’s mother

June 16, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
All-out war feared in Mexico after rival cartel storm home of El Chapo’s mother

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A drug cartel is ready to go to war with the infamous Sinaloa cartel.

Mexican officials are fearing a massive explosion of violence after gunmen with the Beltran Leyva Cartel ransacked the home of Consuelo Loera Perez, mother of notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera.

According to Proceso, approximately 150 armed men from the Beltran Leyva Cartel raided the small town of Badiraguato, Sinaloa last Saturday around 10:00 a.m.

Armed men reportedly killed eight people during the invasion. However, only three bodies have recovered thus far.

The city has gained significant notoriety after people began to associate the town as Chapo’s birthplace.

The armed men went straight to the residence of Loera Perez, storming the home, stealing items from the house and cut both of the internet and phone lines. Two razor carts and three ATVs were among the stolen goods.

Additionally, cartel gunmen reportedly took vehicles from the town and other villages nearby.

Witnesses reported that they had seen the gunmen before and identified them as members of the Beltran Leyva Cartel,  headed by the Sinaloa Cartel’s arch-rival in the region, Isidro “Chapito” Meza Flores.

Officials said the hostile takeover was apparently directed against Guzman Loera, Proceso reported.

The violent raid prompted many of the residents in the towns of Badiraguato, La Tuna, and La Palma to flee to Culiacan, the state capital and seek refuge from the brutal attacks.

Proceso also reported the attacks have prompted Mexican officials to start preparing a special operation, involving the military to regain control of the region. However, action has yet to be taken.

The shameless assault against the Sinaloa cartel occurred just weeks after the murder of one of their top lieutenants. At the end of May, two groups of gunmen began fighting in Laborcita, which was an area controlled by 48-year-old Adan Salazar, who was killed in the attack.

Later, unidentified gunmen dropped the body off at a funeral home in Navojoa, Sonora.

Salazar reportedly acquired control of Northern Sonora and Southern Arizona from long time capo and his father Don Adan Salazar following his arrest.

The increase in violence down at the border has resulted in armed cartel members operating in the southern portion of Arizona in order to hunt for rival gunman as well as to guard their drug loads being moved across the border.

The news prompted Paul Babeu, Pinal County Sheriff, to issue a warning to residents in his county to remain vigilant for the dangers posed by armed cartel gunmen and urged those camping in the area to arm themselves for protection.

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