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Colima authorities searched two properties in the municipality of Tecomán.

Elizabeth Ibal / El Occidental
Authorities of Colima achieved the dismantling of a gang dedicated to the trafficking of huachicol, which belonged to the Jalisco Cartel New Generation.
The State Coordination Table for the Construction of Peace and Security, informed this Friday afternoon that as a result of various proceedings, of a joint operation of the institutions that comprise it, a criminal cell allegedly dedicated to the theft and illegal trafficking of fuel was dismantled.
In compliance with a ministerial order, a pair of searches were carried out in two properties in the municipality of Tecomán, previously approved by a judge.
During the search, more than 110 drums with gasoline and more than 50 drums with gasoline were seized, as well as a van, a truck, a pipe and different elements used for the distribution of the fuel.
Three men were also arrested and handed over to the corresponding ministerial authority.
The Colima authorities said in a press release that based on intelligence information and other evidence, it is presumed that the cell was dedicated, among other criminal activities, to the theft and illegal trafficking of hydrocarbons, as well as being part of the aforementioned criminal organization.