Helicopter Shoot-Down Could Signal Resurgence of Mexico Cartel

09/07/16 InSight Crime

The recent downing of a government helicopter in Michoacán, Mexico could signal the re-emergence of what was once one of the country’s most powerful criminal groups.

A helicopter belonging to the state government of Michoacán was shot down on September 6, killing the pilot and three police officers. According to local media reports and social media posts by Michoacán Gov. Silvano Aureoles, the aircraft was participating in an operation aimed at capturing members of the Knights Templar crime group.

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