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Michoacan militarized due to increase in criminal violence

Michoacan militarized due to increase in criminal violence

Mexico, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Mexico's Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) sent 1,75 soldiers, national guards and police to Michoacán to the towns of Naranjo de Chila and San José, due to an increase in criminal activity.
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In a press release, the entity states that the entry was carried out without incident and without resistance.

With the presence of military personnel and 200 elements of the National Guard and 60 state police, the Sedena stated that conditions were created for the strengthening of the rule of law, transit to the region and social peace.

After the military entered the municipality of Aguililla, the three main routes in the region were freed, thus strengthening security in 43 localities located in Buenavista, Coalcomán and Tepalcatepec, according to the note.

It also mentioned that the action was carried out jointly, which made it possible to clear the Aguililla-El Aguaje, El Aguaje-Los Cajones-El Limón, and Coalcomán-Aguililla routes.

During these actions they seized 23 improvised explosive devices, 21 vehicles (15 of different characteristics, three with handmade armor, one with agency armor, a motorcycle and a tractor) and diverse tactical equipment.

In addition, 185 packages weighing approximately 800 grams each with the characteristics of marijuana, six long arms, 11 magazines for different weapons, four chests, and 1,138 cartridges of different calibers were seized.

Aguililla, in Michoacán, is the stronghold of the Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel.

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