After the blockades, vehicles, and even a convenience store set on fire between yesterday afternoon and Wednesday morning, from a confrontation that occurred in the limits of Cuquío and Ixtlahuacán del Río, the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) announced the dispatch of more than 750 soldiers to reinforce security in Jalisco.
The elements, from the Mexican Army, will be arriving in the city this Wednesday afternoonto undertake surveillance work in coordination with state and municipal authorities, within the operation called “Mexico Joint Task Force.”
Among the personnel sent, the Sedena in Jalisco pointed out, are paratroopers and elements of the Special Forces, as well as infantry units.
“The Joint Task Force Mexico has the characteristics of great mobility and power, but above all the ability to be quickly deployed to one or several parts of the national territory by land or air. Its main mission is to strengthen the rule of law and the development of the daily activities of society, acting at all times with full respect for human rights,” the federal corporation said in a statement.
Just last July 27, 280 more soldiers had arrived in our State. With those of this Wednesday, in a preliminary count, there would already be 2,555 elements of the Mexican Army and the National Guard that operate under the “Mexico Joint Task Force”, according to the arrivals they have had in Jalisco.
This Wednesday, during the “morning” press conference, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that arrest was made of several people for the events that occurred in Jalisco and Guanajuato: five of them in our State and nine more in the neighboring entity.
He confirmed that among the events that triggered the violent acts was the meeting of two capos of the New Generation Cartel, among which were “El Apá” and “Doble R”, although they were not detained by federal forces. In the course of the day they will offer more information about these arrests.
August 10: At least 750 items
July 27: 280 items
July 4: 475 items
May 11: 450 items
May 10: 100 items
March 13: 500 items
In addition to the “Mexico Joint Task Force, on April 23, a deployment of 400 military agents was made in Puerto Vallarta due to the acts of insecurity that occurred that month in the coastal municipality.
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