THE TARGET WAS THE STADIUM, QUICK ACTION SAVED LIVES INSIDE THE STADIUM...(SEE AT BOTTOM) I had this in my folder waiting for more info so the dates may seem confusing, the facts are the important element, that Chapo was most likely behind the attack. But I am still puzzled as to why an attack on innocents. After that attempt, and MTY this week, is this what Mx has to look forward to? targeting of innocents? or best case, fair game? PAZ, BUELA
PGRSUSPECTS "EL CHAPO"IN THE TORREON STADIUM SHOOTOUT
After the shoot out that occurred outside the football stadium in Torreon, personnel of Attorney General of the Republic, with the help of Public Prosecutor’s office of Coahuila, investigate the connections of the Sinaloa Cartel commanded by El Chapo Guzman.
According to a published note in news site of La Cronica informs that the attacks can be related to the capture of 8 individuals that were collaborators of Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, the past August 19, one day before in the stadium incident.
The hypothesis that is being studied is that the events occurred last Saturday in the stadium, as well as, the detonation of 3 explosive artifacts in the parking lot of a hospital yesterday, it’s about a vengeance against the police, who arrested El Capo’s men, and because they didn’t alert them of the operation or because they betrayed the criminal organization providing information about their location.
The details of the operation where Chapo collaborators were detained, since last Friday, were given just yesterday which inflicts that the motive of such action was because of the apprehension of 8 operators of Cartel of Sinaloa in Gomez Palacio Durango, was led by Federal Police, last Saturday. Not even the Secretariat of Public Security itself had revealed this information.
The detainees in the operation, and who were in domiciliary arrest by the authorities, were identified as Felipe De Jesus Salazar Lara “El Patron”, Eduardo Figueroa Jimenez “El Lalo”, Juan Eduardo Ibarra Briceno “El Gasper”, David Carrillo Bermudez “El cochi”, Cesar Isamel Subirias Chavez, Ivan Alonso Gonzalez Bojorquez “El Zorro”, Jesus Francisco Medina Duarte “El Chuy” and Jose Francisco Rodriguez Machado “El Chimets”.
PGR links them with organized delinquency, offenses against health, possession of fired weapons and possessions of cartridges, charges stemming from the hospital parking lot explosions.
A Calmer Drug Trade, A More Peaceful Past
Torreon city has long been popular for drug traffickers, for a number of reasons. Geographically, it lies along a major transportation hub. Torreon is the site of the divide of a major highway coming up from Mexico City and the Central Valley: Monterrey, Reynosa, and Nuevo Laredo are just a few hours to the east, while Juarez is half a day’s drive west. Torreon is also located on one of the principal eastbound routes out of the Sierra Madre mountain range, the notorious drug-producing region where Joaquin Guzman, alias "El Chapo," is rumored to be holed up.
At the same time, as the center of an economically vibrant region of more than a million people, Torreon is also attractive for money launderers. The export-driven growth in Torreon -- along with neighboring Gomez Palacio and Lerdo, which together form the metro region known as La Laguna -- has brought a welter of international companies like John Deere and Delphi into the area, which in turn has fueled an upsurge in high-end restaurants, luxury car dealerships, and casinos, all of them cash-dependent businesses ideal for hiding the proceeds of the drug trade.
Both of the big meth. (ingreds.) busts in Queretero were Chapos, eh? And that particularly huge cocaine boat bust off the coast of Vera Cruz was also strong, silent Sinaloa. It's like the powerful are waking up, stretching their muscles, flexing, reacting a little just showing how they can retaliate when people aren't doing their jobs properly...