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Violence rages in Mexican state of Sinaloa, home of drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman

September 22, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Violence rages in Mexican state of Sinaloa, home of drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman

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Cartel-related violence has once again erupted in the hometown of Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman in the remote villages of Sinaloa.

Dozens of heavily armed men believed to be commanded by Aureliano Guzman Loera Guano, El Chapo’s brother, stormed the towns of Huixiopa, Badiraguato.

Until a few weeks ago, the mountainous villages were controlled by gunmen with the rival Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO), and the recent violence was reportedly carried out on the direct orders of the jailed leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.

As JammedUp previously reported, back in June, members of the BLO under the command of Alfredo Beltran Guzman, son of imprisoned drug boss Alfredo Beltran Leyva and nephew of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman reportedly launched an attack from these areas into the village of La Tuna, the birthplace and stronghold of the drug kingpin.

Brother of El Chapo

Brother of El Chapo

The attacks resulted in the killing of at least two people and even ransacking the home of Consuelo Loera who is the mother of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.

According to Ríodoce, the area has since been abandoned with most of the town’s residents fleeing to Culiacán due to the clashes that have occurred daily in the region with zero presence of Mexican military forces.

Residents who fled the region several days ago said clashes have been occurring almost daily, and the heavy presence of the Sinaloa Cartel gunmen suggests the war in the region is tilting in favor of the Guzman family.

Multiple witnesses reported gunmen were not attacking civilians and made it clear that the war was against the Beltran Leyva.

'We're Here': Sinaloa cartel gunmen spray paint #701 on road signs as a message referring to Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman

‘We’re Here’: Sinaloa cartel gunmen spray paint #701 on road signs as a message referring to Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman

“This is a war zone, so we recommend they better go back from where they came from,” one gunman said, who was dressed in camouflage wearing a cap that read the # 701, which is a reference to Joaquin Guzman.

Witnesses said the same hitman clarified that indeed we are “Mr. Guzman’s people.”

Reporters on the ground for Riodoce verified the heavy presence of armed assassins and practically zero presence of Mexican authorities. Journalists also said all indications suggests the fighting will continue until one side completely annihilates the other.

The mayor of Badiraguato, Mario Valenzuela, admitted to Ríodoce that since the army left the area a few weeks ago, the fighting resumed, causing residents in several villages in the region to abandon their homes and flee for their safety.

Fighting is said to have been so intense that it prompted schools to suspend classes for over 200 students, which was confirmed by Gomer Monarrez, the Secretary of Public Education of Sinaloa.

Without going into details, Gomer Monarrez merely explained that parents simply stopped taking their children to schools, which forced a suspension of classes.

He maintained the violence has not reached school campuses, but parents still decided to take this measure as a precaution.

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