Mexican Army continues counternarcotics operations in Durango Sierras

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By Chris Covert

Mexican Army units with the 10th Military Zone have been conducting counternarcotics operations in remote mountain Durango municipalities since at least February 1st, according to Mexican news accounts.

According to a news account which appeared on the website of El Siglo de Torreon news daily, Wednesday soldiers detained four unidentified suspects who were observed wearing military uniforms. Reports are unclear where in Durango the detentions took place

Separate operations in San Dimas and Tamazula municipalities seized quantities of weapons. The contraband was seized in the villages of La Lajita in Tamazula and Tayoltita in San Dimas.

Weapons seized included two AK-47 rifles, three 5.7mm pistols, two 9mm pistols, one 40mm grenade launching attachment, one 40mm grenade, 333 rounds of ammunition and 14 weapons magazines.

A vehicle was also seized.

According to a news article which appeared on the website of El Siglo de Durango news daily last week, on February 16th an army unit seized quantities of weapons and cash in an undisclosed location in Durango state, detaining three unidentified suspects.

Among the contraband seized were three rifles, four weapons magazines, 64 rounds of ammunition, one rifle scope and one vehicle. The total amount of cash seized is MX $30,720 (USD$ 2,409.96).

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com
Posted by: badanov 2013-02-22