Mexican Drug War: Víctor Manuel Báez Chino, a journalist for the Mexican newspaper "Milenio", is found dead after being kidnapped in the coastal state of Veracruz.
U.S. President Donald Trump offers Mexico military support to help defeat drug cartels, should his counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador request help, after nine American Mexican Mormon fundamentalists, including six children, are killed in an ambush by suspected cartel members in Sonora, northern Mexico.
Mexican authorities confirm that the Jalisco New Generation Cartel is responsible for murdering five journalists in the state of Veracruz. This information was confirmed after the arrest of some of the members in the criminal organization.
A gunbattle breaks out near Choix, Sinaloa, after alleged drug traffickers ambushed and killed seven police officers; upon the aggression, the officers gunned down four cartel members. The area is a stronghold of the Sinaloa Cartel, a powerful drug trafficking organization.
Mexican Drug War: At least 14 mutilated corpses are abandoned inside a vehicle in Ciudad Mante, Tamaulipas, about 250 miles from the Texas border. The bodies are accompanied by a banner taking credit for the killings.