Store Shot Up, Narco Messages, Drug Labs – Criminal Violence in Mexico Roundup – August 31, 2023

Latin America World

 By “Enojon” and “El Huaso” For Borderland Beat

The contributors at Borderland Beat aim to cover newsworthy and relevant stories related to organized crime and security in Mexico. However, this means that we sometimes miss the many small footprints left by organized crime groups around the country. This article aims to cover more of these events which do not merit a full article.  

Guanajuato, León – One was killed after gunmen shot up a corner store reported AM Noticias.

Guanajuato, San Francisco del Rincón – A 16-year old boy was killed in a targeted hit after several armed men on motorbikes opened fire on him, reported AM Noticias.

Mexico State, La Paz – A mutilated corpse was tossed on the side of the road with a messaged signed by CJNG, reported El Grafico

Mexico State, Ecatepec de Morelos –  Human remains were located alongside train tracks in the El Chamizal community, no confirmation has been made regarding the identity of the remains, reported El Heraldo de Mexico.   

Tamaulipas, Nuevo Laredo – Four men, several weapons, vests, and ammunition were seized after a traffic stop, reported the Guardia Nacional in a press release.

Culiacan, Carboneras & La Higuerita – Five clandestine laboratories were dismantled by security forces and seized 15,850 kg of methamphetamine, 7,610 kg of chemical precursors and various equipment, reported the Secretariat of the Navy 

Puebla, San Miguel Xoxtla – One Municipal Police officer was killed and two were injured during a shootout with gunmen, after successfully repelling the attack four suspects were arrested, reported La Silla Rota.