At least four people were killed and 33 were arrested after security forces in western Mexico raided a cartel hideout on a farm.
According to the Jalisco Attorney General’s office, authorities began the operation on Monday after learning that a cell connected to the Jalisco New Generation Cartel was operating in the Guadalajara neighborhood of Chapalita.
Military soldiers and the National Guard arrived at the house at 10:00 AM and were met by a 17-year-old girl who quickly tried to close the entrance gate when a police officer tried to enter.
The girl and two men attempted to disarm the officer, who shot and killed all three of them, Jalisco Attorney General Gerardo Solis said.
The teenager was pronounced dead while rushed to a regional hospital.
A police station in Guadalajara, Mexico, fights with a male suspect and an alleged member of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel before being attacked by the man’s accomplice in an operation that led to the arrest of 33 alleged cartel members. The sting left four cartel employees, including a 17-year-old girl
Security forces in Guadalajara, Jalisco, seized a stockpile of weapons from three houses where alleged members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel were operating from
Mexican security forces found a hat used by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel henchmen, along with bottles prepared with Molotov cocktail bombs, a hose, and a paddle board used to attack people
Several cartel members then ran away when the officers entered the house, jumping over the roofs of the house while exchanging gunfire with security forces.
Video footage shows the moment when an officer briefly detained a male cartel member but was tackled by a female cartel employee.
Solis said at least 24 of the 33 cartel members were detained during the search in two houses in the area.
A woman, identified by Mexican authorities as an alleged member of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, attacks a police officer in an attempt to free her cartel employee who was arrested by the agent Monday in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco. A massive operation led by security forces resulted in the arrest of 33 suspects linked to the vicious cartel, considered by the DEA to be one of nine criminal organizations responsible for smuggling drugs to the US by 2020
Six people who went missing were rescued during the operation, he said. A seventh kidnapping victim was found dead in one of the homes. It is not known whether the person, who was not identified, was killed in the firefights.
Authorities seized 29 firearms, 17 body armor and seven motorcycles from three houses. At least a kilogram of white powdery narcotics was seized from a house.
Government uniforms and clothing used by the minions of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel were also recovered, along with Molotov cocktails, a hose and a paddle board.
Pictured above is a house where security forces raided before cartel members attempted to take a police officer’s gun. The officer shot three alleged gang members, including a 17-year-old girl
The cartel used clothing from the Jalisco Attorney General’s Office to disguise itself as state officials
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Threat Assessment 2020 recognized that the Jalisco New Generation Cartel ranks second among nine criminal organizations from Mexico responsible for importing drugs to the United States last year.
The cartel is led by Nemesio ‘El Mencho’ Oseguera. It is considered the most violent criminal faction in Mexico and “has the highest trafficking in cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.”
Pictured are 15 of 33 alleged Jalisco New Generation Cartel members arrested Monday during a full-scale operation in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Pictured are 12 of 33 alleged Jalisco New Generation Cartel members arrested Monday during a full-scale operation in Guadalajara, Mexico. Four cartel members were killed in a firefight, including a 17-year-old girl
Shown are four adult females held in custody. They were identified as alleged members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel. A 17-year-old girl, reportedly part of the criminal group, was also detained. A 17-year-old girl who was part of the cartel was killed by a cop when she and two men tried to take the cop’s gun
“The (Jalisco New Generation Cartel) is smuggling illegal drugs into the United States by accessing several trade corridors in northern Mexico along its southwest border, including Tijuana, Juarez and Nuevo Laredo,” the DEA discovered. “The (Jalisco New Generation Cartel) also affects Mexico’s busiest port, the Port of Manzanillo, and uses that influence to distribute large quantities of drugs.”
It operates in 23 of Mexico’s 32 states and the capital, Mexico City, and has also expanded its drug trade to 11 states in the US, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.
The DEA is offering a $ 10 million reward for information for the arrest and conviction of El Mencho, who came under the custody of Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, the imprisoned co-founder of the Sinaloa Cartel.