Clash between cartels in Mexico: 18 dead

The death toll in the clash of cartels in Mexico rises to 34


The Mexican state of Zacatecas was the scene of conflict between the cartels.

Zacatecas State Public Security Minister Arturo Lopez announced that the conflict broke out between the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) and the Sinaloa Cartel, and 18 people were killed.

It was reported that the number of those who lost their lives in the clashes between the gangs in the north of Mexico, where 18 people died yesterday, increased to 34, according to the first determinations.

According to the news of La Jornada website, the loss of life has increased in the Zacatecas state of the country, when rival organized crime groups attacked each other with heavy weapons in order to maintain area control.

Authorities announced that the conflict took place between the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) and the Sinaloa Cartel, and the number of people who lost their lives increased from 18 to 34 since yesterday.

In addition to the dispatch of the National Guard to the region, state prosecutor’s officials were sent under intense security measures to investigate the incidents from all angles.

Considered Mexico’s most powerful and most violent criminal organization, the Jalisco Cartel collides with the Sinaloa Cartel for control of the region and its surroundings.

More than 300,000 people have lost their lives in the conflict environment brought about by the struggle to destroy the cartels in Mexico in 2006. In this process, more than 340 thousand Mexicans were displaced, and approximately 40 thousand people disappeared.


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