Sunday, May 29, 2011

An armed clash leaves 11 dead and 36 gunmen arrested in Mexico

Mexico City .- An armed confrontation between the Federal Police and the Family led cartel on Friday killed 11 gunmen and 36 others were arrested in the central Mexican state of Michoacán, reported the Secretariat of Public Security. According to the secretariat, members of the band attacked last Tuesday a federal police aircraft when federal agents were active detection of convoys sighted in various communities around Apatzingan.

After learning that Friday would be a meeting of armed commandos in the village of Las Lomas, Jilote municipality of Dolores, in the state of Jalisco, on the border with Michoacan, police conducted a ground operation and air for placing the band. Upon arriving at the police command and after a shooting, were arrested 36 members of "The Family" among them, a lieutenant of the band headed José de Jesús Méndez Vargas, "El Chango Mendez." During the confrontation, 11 suspects were killed and two federal police officers were injured.

The band was hidden and was awaiting instructions from his boss "El Chango Mendez" to attack the group calling itself "The Knights Templar" with those who are in dispute over spheres of influence.

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