Mexican gun battle

The law and order in Mexico has been a headache. In July this year, data from the Mexican government showed that the North American country had more than 14,000 murders in the first half of this year, the highest in the same period of the previous year.

In the last two days, there have been two consecutive mass killings in Mexico.

According to Reuters, on the evening of the 15th local time, the Mexican public security department said that a gun battle took place in Guerrero, southwestern Mexico, and 15 people were killed.

14 policemen in Mexico were ambushed by drug dealers
On the 14th, local time, a police attack on the police in Michoacán, western Mexico, killed at least 14 police officers. Many vehicles on the scene were burning and the bullet holes were dense, which was very fierce. According to Mexican media reports, these militants may come from local drug trafficking groups. They held heavy weapons, attacked the police in multiple cars, and fled the scene after the incident.

The New York Times quoted Mexican media reports that the militants may have come from the local drug trafficking group “New Generation Jalisco Cartel.” The group is extremely violent and has become one of the leading organized criminal groups in Mexico in recent years.

The data shows that 421 policemen were killed in Mexico in 2018. So far, 308 people have been killed in 2019. In one of the most volatile regions of Mexico, violent clashes between security forces and criminal groups are intensifying.

Further reading: Mexican drug lord Guzman was sentenced to life imprisonment
Mentioning Mexico, I have to say that Guzman, Mexico’s biggest drug lord.

The Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York announced on the 17th that the Mexican drug lord Joaquin Gusman was sentenced to life imprisonment.

According to local media reports, federal judge Brian Cogan announced in court that Gusman was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole, plus 30 years in prison, and was ordered to pay a fine of $12.6 billion. Gusman, 62, nicknamed the “dwarf”, is the leader of the Sinaloa Group, one of Mexico’s largest drug trafficking gangs. The US prosecutor said that the group smuggled heroin, marijuana, cocaine and other drugs into the United States for several years, with profits exceeding $10 billion. In February of this year, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruled that Gusman’s 10 counts were all set up, including drug trafficking, murder, and money laundering.

Gusman had twice escaped from a Mexican prison. In January 2016, Gusman was arrested for the third time in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, and was extradited to the United States in January 2017, and was held in a heavily guarded felony prison in Manhattan, New York.