Clash between army and alleged criminals leaves one dead in Ojinaga
By El Diario de Chihuahua
OJINAGA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO – The Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) issued a statement in which it noted that as part of the Comprehensive Strategy of the Mexican State against Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime, various firearms and three vehicles had been seized following an armed confrontation between the Mexican Army and suspected criminals, the same event that left one of the gunmen dead. The confrontation took place Tuesday afternoon in downtown Ojinaga.
According to the SEDENA report, while military troops were performing ground surveillance in the downtown area of Ojinaga, they were attacked with firearms by an uncertain number of individuals. They repelled the attack, during which one of the aggressors died, and succeeded in arresting six other individuals, and confiscated following the items: a handgun, two magazines, 40 cartridges of various calibers, three vehicles (one armored, equipped with a siren, strobe lights and mechanisms that project pointed metallic stars to provoke flat tires, and two vehicles reported as stolen), two packages with 36 grams of cocaine, two radio communication sets, and 10 cell phones.
The detainees and the items seized were turned over to the authorities, who opened a corresponding preliminary investigation.
“These actions demonstrate the commitment of military personnel to limit the activities of organized crime that harm the civilian population, confirming their continued commitment to act for the benefit of the country and of Mexican society,” stated the V Military Zone.
They also ask the public to report any crimes by calling the following numbers: 01 (614) 4114560 and 01 (614) 4330476, or by sending emails to denuncia.5zm@ mail.sedena.gob.mx and remind the public that the information provided will be treated confidentially.
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