In an operation that was coordinated in person by Secretary Manuel Alonso García, the uniformed officers were found on the Mexico-Tuxpan highway.
The eleven state police officers who were disarmed and taken captive in Nuevo Necaxa, municipality of Juan Galindo, were located unharmed on a road of the Sierra Norte that communicates with Mexico-Tuxpan federal highway.
According to sources of first level in the Secretary of State Public Security, the police returned from an operation against oil theft in the area of the Sierra Norte when they were followed by the gang that disarmed them and overpowered them in the center of the town.
According to information from the State Government. At 6:00 in the morning they were located under the control of Xicotepec alive and was transferred to the hospital of ISSSTEP for medical review.
Among the officers taken was the head of the base of operations of Xicotepec, Benigno Valencia, according to what was reported by police elements.
The incident took place around seven o'clock last night, Saturday, March 30, after a confrontation on the street named Aquiles Serdan, near the Hotel Necaxa.
The perpetrators overtook the agents and after stripping them of their weapons, forced them into a white Toyota Hilux truck, a brown Ford Lobo and another black car.
Witnesses said that the vehicles escaped in the direction of Tulancingo, Hidalgo. The uniformed were found on a road adjacent to Mexico-Tuxpan yesterday a few hours later.
The secretary of State Public Safety, Manuel Alonso García, came to the area, who personally coordinated the operation to search for the uniformed.
Unofficial versions suggest that the incident was a warning to Xicotepec for recent operations to safeguard pipelines and against hydrocarbon theft.
Antecedent. - Earlier Report
The municipal authorities requested the support of the Federal Police and the Ministry of National Defense to search for those taken.
Armed people stripped of their weapons and deprived nine members of the State Secretariat of Public Security (SSP), in the town of Nuevo Necaxa, in the municipality of Juan Galindo, in the state of Puebla.
Among the elements raised is the head of the base of operations of Xicotepec, Benigno Valencia, according to what was reported by police elements.
The information received by the sub-center Sierra Norte of 911 indicates that the events took place around seven in the evening of this Saturday, March 30, after a confrontation on the street Aquiles Serdán, near the Necaxa hotel.
The perpetrators took the agents and after stripping them of their cargo weapons, forced them into a white Toyota Hilux truck, a brown Ford Lobo and a black car.
Witnesses said that the vehicles escaped in the direction of Tulancingo, Hidalgo, and since then the whereabouts of the nine uniformed are unknown.
After the fact the local authorities requested the support of elements of the Mexican Army and the Federal Police (PF) to start the search for the agents.
Up to 9:00 pm on Saturday the authorities had not reported the location of the uniformed personnel.
Re: Puebla - 11 police officers disarmed and taken captive by armed group are released
This absolutely blows my mind. No masks. Nothing. Zero fucks. If a bunch of gangsters in LA did this, it would be a wrap for them. The police would unleash hell. I've been following the drug war since BB started and my jaw is constantly on the floor