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They were detained after a confrontation with Zacatecas police officers on the border between both states, according to authorities from San Luis Potosi.
Police officers from Zacatecas and San Luis Potosí, supported by the State Civil Guard and federal forces, apprehended yesterday five alleged members of a criminal group, after a confrontation with Zacatecan agents.
The Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection of the State of San Luis Potosi confirmed the facts in a press release.
It indicated that as a result of the constant coordination of the forces of San Luis Potosi, with security corporations of neighboring entities, the State Civil Guard provided tactical and operational support to state police of Zacatecas, in an operation carried out in the Potosi territory.
The events occurred on the border between both states, where members of an alleged criminal cell that leads illegal acts in that region, started an armed attack against Zacatecas officers, who requested the immediate support of the National Guard and the Mexican Army, to start a chase against the thugs.
Upon reaching the municipality of Dulce Grande in Villa de Ramos in Potosi territory, the State Civil Guard joined the combat actions, detailed the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection.
After the capture of the five people, vehicles in which they were traveling were seized, as well as high caliber weapons.
Potosí state agents are collaborating with neighboring authorities and with the Zacatecas Attorney General’s Office in the corresponding investigations and seizures.