“Sol Prendido” for Borderland Beat

Video translation is as follows:

The Secretary of the Navy carried out this past Saturday an air and ground deployment. In the mountains in the indigenous area of Mochicahui located in the municipality of El Fuerte in the northern part of the state of Sinaloa. According to local media, the deployment was carried out in response to reports of armed people wearing tactical vests moving in vehicles with logos identifying a group calling itself FECH. 

Whose initials correspond to the Special Forces of La Chapiza, the armed wing of the Sinaloa Cartel of the Los Chapitos faction, sons of El Chapo Guzmán. The images of the Navy helicopter gunship flying over the Mochicahui area became viral on social networks. In the videos, an armored helicopter can be seen flying over the area of the Indigenous Autonomous University of Mexico. 

While elements of the Navy were driving through the streets in vehicles in search of the armed people. In the videos, a group of Marines can be seen running along the bank of a canal while a helicopter lands. Security authorities reported that no clashes were recorded and that these actions are part of the Universal Component Shield Operation. This is being carried out in the northern and central northern zone of the state of Sinaloa. 

The Universal Component Shield Operation has the objective of preventing the trafficking of illicit substances for drug manufacturing. As well as the location of clandestine laboratories in the region. It should be noted that this operation will be carried out from May 18 to 29 in the Altata bay, Isla San Ignacio, Isla Macapule, Isla Salía a, Isla Altamura, Isla Lucenilla, among others. The Secretary of the Navy has not issued an official statement at this time. It’s expected that in the coming days more details about the operation and its results will be provided.

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