Mexican drug war
Eight people are confirmed killed in the failed raid. More than twenty others were injured.
Sources: AP News
Sources: AP News
Mexico's secretary of defense Luis Cresencio Sandoval reports that a total of 29 people, 19 gang members and ten military personnel, were killed during the operation which ended in the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán.
Gunmen ambush a police convoy in Coatepec Harinas, State of Mexico, killing eight police officers and five prosecution investigators. It is the deadliest attack on law enforcement in the country since October 2019. The National Guard has been deployed to search for the killers.
Two suspects are killed in a clash with police, and three others are arrested in connection with yesterday's assassination of Temixco, Morelos's newly inaugurated mayor Gisela Mota Ocampo. Governor Graco Ramírez, who attributed Mota's killing to organized crime, calls for three days of mourning.
A PRI-PVEM mayoral candidate in the city of Chilapa de Álvarez, Guerrero, is assassinated.
Mexican forces arrest Alberto Carrillo Fuentes, the alleged leader of the Juárez Cartel.
The Mexican Army captures Miguel Treviño Morales, the supreme leader of Los Zetas drug cartel.
Mexican drug war: A car bomb explodes outside the city hall in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, injuring 7 bystanders. This is the third car bomb in Nuevo Laredo this year, and much of the violence is blamed on the country's most powerful cartels: Los Zetas and the Sinaloa Cartel.
23 bodies—14 of them decapitated and 9 of them hanged from a bridge—are found in the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo; those killed were reportedly members of the Gulf Cartel who were killed by Los Zetas, a rival cartel.
Mexican Drug War: The Mexican Los Zetas drug cartel threatens to launch a war in northern Guatemala where the government declared a "state of siege".