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.