Shooting between two alleged drug cartels leaves 19 dead in Chihuahua

06/04/2020
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13:59
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Ibeth Mancinas
Shooting between two alleged drug cartels leaves 19 dead in Chihuahua
The area is being disputed by two bloody drug cartels - Photo: Hugo García/EL UNIVERSAL

Shooting between two alleged drug cartels leaves 19 dead in Chihuahua

06/04/2020
13:59
Ibeth Mancinas
Mexico City
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In November 2019, children and women, members of the Lebarón family, were massacred by gunmen in Chihuahua

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On April 4, Chihuahua authorities confirmed a shooting between two alleged drug cartels in Madera, a municipality in Chihuahua. After the shootout, municipal, state, and federal authorities launched an operation in the area. 
    
According to investigations, the altercation took place between two drug cartels on April 3, on a road between Las Varas and Largo Maderal, in a region that has been struck by crime for some time. 

In Chuchuichupa, security forces found 18 dead bodies, as well as two grenades and 18 guns.

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At the site, authorities also found two wounded men who were transported to a nearby hospital but one of them died. The other suspect is under police custody and is now linked to federal crimes

The are is being disputed by the Sinaloa Cartel and the Juárez Cartel, and its armed branches: La Línea and Los Jaguares.

In November 2019, children and women, members of the Lebarón family, were massacred by gunmen in Chihuahua.

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