Bloody Battle in Sinaloa, Mexico Reflects Splintering Underworld

07/03/2017 InSight Crime

mexico_cartels_-01-25-2017A confrontation between security forces in Mexico’s embattled state of Sinaloa and an armed group left 19 dead and 5 injured, and provided further evidence of a splintering Sinaloa Cartel.

The battle, which took place on June 30, began in the town of Villa Unión, southeast of the resort town of Mazatlán in Sinaloa state when an armed group operating in four vans killed two men, Noroeste reported.

Police intercepted the vans and two policemen were injured, according to Noroeste. From there, more police pursued the armed group into a rural area of Mazatlán, eight kilometers from Villa Unión.

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