Organized Crime Warns of Wave of Violence

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After members of organized crime uploaded messages to social networks, in which they warned of an escalation of violence in Chihuahua, the ministerial authorities reported the execution of 28 people in less than 40 hours in the entity.

Of that number, this Saturday highlights the execution of 11 people in Ciudad Juárez , the capital and the municipality of Cuauhtémoc , where the criminal group “Gente Nueva” is present . These cases are added to the 17 that were registered on Friday. 

Officials from the research area recently pointed out that the criminal band “La Línea” has been strengthened to take control of the rural area of ​​Juarez and the northwest region of Chihuahua. 

Precisely in the border municipality, in eight hours of this Saturday seven homicides were perpetrated. In three cases, the victims were tortured, co-opted and abandoned in the Pradera de los Encinos and Barranco Azul streets, a few meters from the State Social Readaptation Center 3.

In addition, a security guard was executed when he denied the passage to men who wanted to enter the San Pedro residential subdivision. Another subject was taken down from a vehicle and then executed on Andrés del Río street. A man was also killed on Mina Street and another on 9th Street. 

Authorities also reported the finding of a covert body in the peripheral of Lombardo Toledano and the execution of a man on Los Angeles street in the capital. 

Two subjects were killed in Cuauhtémoc: the first died in a hospital, after he was shot in the municipal pantheon, and another was attacked in the Zapareachi community. 

This  past Friday, the authorities confirmed 17 executions in the state: five in Ciudad Juárez, four in kilometer 30 of the San Juanito Basaseachi highway, two in Delicias (including a mutilated woman ), two in the capital, two more in Camargo, one in Cuauhtémoc and one in Carichí. 

The violent day of Saturday also included the murder of Daniel Ramírez , director of Public Works of the municipality of Francisco Z. Mena, Puebla , and his assistant, Yait Salgado. According to the first investigations,  officials were outside a house when they were shot from a truck in motion. 

In Monclova, Coahuila, three alleged gunmen were killed when confronted with state police in Obrero Unido street, in the Praderas neighborhood. The events occurred when the agents attended a report about a wounded person.

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