Thursday, May 23, 2019

Ten killed in Michoacán gang shootout

The area has seen a rise in violence.Ten were killed in a shootout between gangs near the town of Uruapán in western Mexico. The gun battle went on for over an hour and police later found military-grade weapons at the site. It was a confrontation between rival gangs Los Viagra and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) fighting for control of lucrative drug smuggling routes.
The first quarter of 2019 has seen an increase of almost 10% in the already record murder rate according to the National System for Public Security.