Crime

Security alert issued after violence by La Linea and Los Mexicles

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat-Thank you JF-material from El Diario and OSAC

For two days violence has permeated Juarez.
“La Línea” and “Los Mexicles”
allied to orchestrate and execute  attacks against municipal police.
Eight officers have been shot, 2 critically.  
12  alleged
perpetrators were arrested, including two leaders of “Los Mexicles”
identified as Jesus Daniel LR and Luis Santiago EC, nicknamed “El
Miclo”. All were consigned to the PGR, he reported.
12 of the alleged
perpetrators were arrested, including two leaders of “Los Mexicles”
identified as Jesus Daniel LR and Luis Santiago EC, nicknamed “El
Miclo”. All were consigned to the PGR, he reported.

The first attack recorded
at the home of a commander of the SSPM, at 14:53 hours, on the streets El
Principio and Puerto Cádiz, five alleged perpetrators were arrested who wounded
three police officers by gunshots.

The detainees were
identified as Ulises MH, 25; Eliazar E. de la P., of 26; Alan Alexis CL; Edgar
David NV and Kevin PB

The second attack was
recorded at 3:16 p.m. at the intersection of De las Torres Avenue and Zaragoza
Boulevard, where a female agent was injured.
A third attack occurred
in the city center at 3:40 pm, against an agent of the Special Police, it was
at the intersection of Manuel Acuña and Ramón Ortiz streets.
The same agent arrested a
16-year-old woman identified as Linda Yessenia G., who was in possession of a cell
phone with instructions to assassinate the officer, Mayor Cabada said.
At 4:50 pm, the fourth
attempted homicide event was recorded leaving  four injured officers who were guarding the
East District station of the SSPM in the Arcadas subdivision.
A fifth assault occurred
at 7:23 pm against the facilities of Distrito Poniente located on De los
Aztecas Avenue, without injured agents, it was reported.
Minutes later, the last
of the events was reported at 7:52 pm, when an official unit of the corporation
was shot at the intersection of Justo Sierra and Ramón Rayón streets in the
Salvárcar neighborhood, where an alleged hit man named Cristian was arrested,  24 years old.
The municipal police and
elements of the Prosecutor’s Office later detained Héctor Samuel GR, aged 26;
Ramón Heriberto GD, 37; Ramón GL, 38, and Jesús Daniel LR, 36, after the
assault with a firearm on police elements at a safe house.
The mayor said that
members of those organizations burned a bus on Avenida Tecnológico and Aeronáutica
after the arrests, attempting to confuse the authority.

This prompted OSAC to issue a security alert for Juarez. 

Security Alert: Ciudad
Juarez (Mexico), Series of Attacks against Police
Crime; Political Violence

Western Hemisphere — Mexico; Western Hemisphere — Mexico — Ciudad Juarez
Location:  Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City, Mexico
Event:  The Consulate General is aware of a series of
connected attacks against
police officers in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City
that started on January 17, 2019. 
Authorities believe that members of organized criminal groups are
carrying out these attacks, which are expected to continue.  U.S. government personnel have been advised
to avoid police stations and other law enforcement facilities in both cities to
the extent possible until further notice.

Actions to Take:

  1. For police and other
    emergency assistance, dial 911.
  2. Be aware of your
    surroundings at all times.
  3. Monitor local media for
    updates.
  4. Use caution when driving
    in heavy traffic or at night.
  5. Drive with your doors
    locked and windows up.
  6. Be prepared to take
    alternative routes between home and work and other frequent locations.

 Assistance:

U.S. Consulate General in
Ciudad Juarez
Paseo de la Victoria #3650, Fracc. Partido SenecuCiudad Juarez, Chihuahua01-656-344-3032 (Within Mexico)1-844-528-6611 (From the
United States)
CDJSCS@state.gov

 

State Department –
Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or
202-501-4444

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