“Char” for Borderland Beat 

This information was reposted from LaMasakr3

Personnel from the 43rd Military Zone were ambushed this day with narco-drones and narco-mines in the municipality of Tepalcatepec by alleged members of the Tepalcatepec cartel led by Juan Jose Farias Alvarez, alias “El abuelo”, leaving at least 4 dead and several wounded.

According to military sources, the attack took place when the soldiers were traveling along a rural road between the towns of El Montoso and El Terrenatillo, at which point several narco-mines exploded as their convoy passed by.

The soldiers were then attacked with high-powered firearms and narco-drones, at which point at least 4 soldiers were killed and approximately 9 injured, according to sources inside the Army. 

This action took place in a territory that is disputed by the cartels of “El Abuelo”, headed by José Farías Álvarez, in alliance with “Los Caballeros Templarios”, against the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation, military commanders told this newspaper.