In a recent explosives attack in Mexico, three police officers were killed and several others were injured. The attack in Mexico is believed to be linked to a drug cartel.
Explosives Attack In Mexico Left Police Officers Dead And Several Others Injured
Three police officers were murdered, and 10 more individuals were injured in an explosives attack in Mexico last Tuesday in the state of Jalisco. In a recent tweet by Governor Enrique Alfaro, he reported that the state prosecutor’s office’s police officers and personnel “suffered a cowardly attack with explosive devices, which preliminarily caused the death of three colleagues from the municipal police and the Prosecutor’s Office, as well as 10 people injured”.
The Jalisco New Generation cartel, one of Mexico’s most powerful drug trafficking organizations, has been active in the western state and is currently involved in conflicts with other drug cartels. Gov. Alfaro claimed that the security cabinet of Jalisco was “in permanent session” to look into the incident, which has not been linked to a specific organization.
Authorities were made aware of the explosives attack in Mexico after a car caught on fire with five people inside was reported in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, a suburb of Guadalajara, just after 8:00 p.m. last Tuesday. Ambulances were on the site to take the injured to the hospital, along with forensic investigators. The explosion was close to the security personnel’s moving truck, according to reports by the regional network Televisa.
More On The Jalisco New Generation Cartel
Police reported that investigators were looking into whether a handmade mine or grenade was used in connection with the recent attack in Mexico. The Jalisco New Generation cartel is known to frequently use the latter in their attacks. Last April, the U.S. The Treasury Department issued charges on Jalisco cartel members and affiliates who allegedly engaged in a timeshare fraud as a side business, specifically targeting seniors in the United States.
The Jalisco cartel is more widely known for manufacturing millions of doses of lethal fentanyl and smuggling them into the United States dressed as Xanax, Percocet, or oxycodone. In the US, these drugs are responsible for 70,000 overdose fatalities each year.