It was the afternoon of Friday, May 15, when José Luis “N”, 20, Eduardo “N”, 36, José Antonio “N”, 34 and Miguel Ángel “N”, 35, traveled aboard two trucks with Mexico City license plates, one of them a white Cadillac and the other a gray Chevrolet Trax LT, in addition to a gray Aveo vehicle with state license plates. In the complex Lomas de Angelópolis, in Puebla, there were elements of the Ministry of Public Security who gave them the stop, but the individuals started a persecution.
According to the SSP Puebla, those involved, belonging to the Sinaloa Cartel, repeatedly shot at state police, who repelled the aggression and achieved the assurance. His reaction was reckless and dangerous.
Inside the cars were located firearms, drug packages, bulletproof vests and cash. The evidence, units, and people remain at the disposal of the Puebla State Attorney General to continue the investigation.
It is presumed that the detainees were part of the Sinaloa Cartel and operated in the San Andrés Cholula bar and club area selling drugs.
Through a statement the Puebla SSP and the FGE reported on the apprehension of the subjects. “Intelligence, investigation and reaction efforts allowed the capture of two alleged members of the Sinaloa Cartel, who were engaged in the sale of drugs in the area of bars and clubs in Puebla and San Andrés Cholula”
Puebla has been identified as one of the routes of the Jalisco Nueva Generación and Sinaloa cartels to traffic fentanyl. Both criminal organizations have been singled out by the governments of Mexico and the United States as the main exporters of opioids.
The entity is a critical point for its proximity to the state of Veracruz. Currently, the presence of criminal organizations such as the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, the Sinaloa Cartel, the Zetas and the Reds has been detected.
The Puebla region has many important highways, pipelines of Petróleos Mexicanos that link the entity with other states. State Governor Miguel Barbosa has assured that only local criminal gangs operate at the site, and that national organizations are only passing through.
Local authorities have warned that in Puebla security is different from other entities in the country such as Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí and Guerrero, where there is the presence of drug cartels dedicated to drug trafficking, kidnapping, extortion and other illegal activities.
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