“Ivan” for Borderland Beat 

He mentions that he has no further information on the fact that it was a federal operation carried out by SEDENA.

Culiacán, Sin.- Governor Rubén Rocha Moya announced that in preliminary information there are 2 or 3 arrests in the operation by federal forces to capture Aureliano Guzmán, alias “El Guano” and brother of “El Chapo” Guzmán, carried out in the mountains between Tamazula and Durango this Friday.


“I only know that there are 2 or 3 arrests over there, I don’t know where and I don’t have more information, why? because they are reports given to me by the Secretary of Security, we don’t have more information because it’s not us,” stated Rocha Moya.


The authorities of the State of Durango were the ones who confirmed this operation, in which confrontations between the armed forces and organized crime groups were registered in Tamazula, Durango, where the use of 8 helicopters and the deployment of 200 elements in the area are reported.


The state governor of Sinaloa said he did not know more information about the operation and that he was merely informed that there was an operation in the mountains, without specifying if it was in Durango or Sinaloa.


“No, what I am telling you, I do not know more, you are telling me about Tamazula-Durango, they told me that it was in the sierra but I did not know if it was in the Sinaloa or Durango sierra”, added the governor.


He said he had not received any request from the armed forces for support from the state forces to carry out the operation, which is reported to have been active supposedly since early Friday morning.


“There is no, we have no request for anything or official information from anyone, the secretary simply says that is what it is, it is supposed, it is said that there is an operation in the sierra, as imprecise as that,” reiterated Rocha.

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