Criminal groups wreak havoc in Caborca, Sonora 

22/06/2020
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14:48
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Amalia Escobar / Corresponsal
Criminal groups wreak havoc in Caborca, Sonora 
On June 20, authorities found the dead bodies of 10 men in the Caborca-Sonoyta highway - Photo: Taken from social media

Criminal groups wreak havoc in Caborca, Sonora 

22/06/2020
14:48
Amalia Escobar / Corresponsal
Mexico City
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Federal, state, and local authorities have yet to address the incident registered in Caborca

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On June 20, authorities found the dead bodies of 10 men in the Caborca-Sonoyta highway. The chilling discovery might be linked to the violent incident registered nearby on June 19.

It is said that the men were kidnapped by a group of gunmen who wreaked havoc in Caborca for several hours. 

In regards to the series of attacks registered in Caborca, sources said gunmen shot homes, kidnapped several people, and set vehicles and a gas station on fire. The violent attacks were sparked by two rival criminal organizations

It was confirmed that journalist Raymundo Quiroz Salas, the owner of local newspaper El Aduanal, was kidnapped while covering the events; however, he was released 40 minutes later. 

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Caborca inhabitants reported up to 100 vehicles transporting gunmen and shared images and videos that showed gunmen driving through the city. Locals also took to social media to report shootings in Caborca, Puerto Libertad, Puerto Lobos, and Pitiquito.

Through social media, locals requested help from the army, National Guard, state police, and municipal police but they arrived several hours later.

After the deadly attack, authorities deployed federal, state, and local forces in the area.

Federal, state, and local authorities have yet to address the incident registered in Caborca, Sonora.

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