“Sol Prendido” for Borderland Beat


In Teocaltiche, Jalisco this morning a shooting woke up its inhabitants. The confrontation took place between CJNG assassins and Mexican Army troops. The CJNG members abandoned two monster trucks.

They secured a monster and there were blockades

The blockades took place in Encarnación de Díaz. Photo: Courtesy of the Secretary of Public Security of the State.

Military personnel and a group of organized crime groups clashed in the municipality of Teocaltiche, in the Altos Norte region. The exchange of gunfire lasted almost half an hour and later there were blockades in Encarnacion de Diaz.

The confrontation occurred around 4:00 am, at the intersection of Benito Juarez and Juan Pablo II in the Juarez neighborhood of Teocaltiche, near a supermarket. At that location, members of the National Defense Secretariat were patrolling when they came across a convoy of alleged members of organized crime.

One of the vehicles was modified, black in color and had handmade armor. For more than 20 minutes the residents heard gunshots, they decided to take shelter in their homes.

After the confrontation, the Mexican Army confirmed that the modified vehicle with homemade armor, which bore the CJNG initials, as well as a .40 caliber grenade and shell casings of different calibers, were secured.

Following the exchange of gunfire, state police from the State Public Security Secretariat found in the neighboring municipality of Encarnacion de Diaz, two vehicles with gunshot holes, obstructing the road from Encarnacion de Diaz to San Juan de los Lagos.

The first of the vehicles is a silver 2013 GMC Yukon truck with Federal District license plates and armor plating.

The second vehicle is a  tan 2007 Honda CRV with Aguascalientes license plates, which upon inspection in the database was found to have a theft report dated January 3 of this year.

The vehicles were immediately removed and the traffic was restored. No injured or deceased persons were found at the scene.

Other confrontations in the area

Last Monday, May 16, 2022, elements of the National Guard and armed subjects had a confrontation for more than two hours in the mountainous zone of the municipality of Teocaltiche. Casualties were four dead: three members of the National Guard and one assailant.

That same day, around 3:00 p.m., a confrontation took place between armed individuals and municipal police of Villa Hidalgo and members of the National Guard in the community of La Huerta, about 8 kilometers from the state border with Aguascalientes, with no injuries or arrests.

On June 20, 2022, armed subjects on board a pickup truck attacked with gunfire elements of the Teocaltiche municipal police at the crossroads located in Tenayuca and Huejotitán, in the Zacatecas territorial limits, in the aggression one of the officers was injured.

On June 8, 2022, there was a confrontation between agents of the State Prosecutor’s Office and armed subjects, which ended with two dead assailants, in the municipality of Encarnacion de Diaz.


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