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Mexico

Nayarit: Federal Forces and Criminals Engage in Shootout

The encounter resulted in 12 people killed, including Juan Francisco Patrón Sánchez, alleged leader of the organized crime cell “Beltrán Leyva”

A member of the Mexican Navy stands in front of a truck after a shootout in Culiacán, Sinaloa, photo: Cuartoscuro/Rashide Frias
8 months ago

The Navy Secretariat reported a shootout between members of the Federal Forces and alleged criminals in Tepic, Nayarit on Thursday night. The encounter resulted in 12 people killed – none of them members of the armed forces – including alleged leader of the “Beltrán Leyva”organized crime cell Juan Francisco Patrón Sánchez.

 

A statement issued by the Navy Secretariat informed that the shootout arose from a coordinated operation by the Federal Forces in pursuit of the alleged criminals who responded with high-caliber weapons. In accordance to Armed Forced procedures, the assault was quelled with dissuasive fire from a support helicopter in order to reduce civilian or military casualties.

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