Terror in Guerrero-40 gunmen invade town,no help comes til morning

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Town left to the mercy of invading gangsters


Night of terror in Chacotla, Guerrero, leaves five people dead




Mexico News Daily | Saturday, February 4, 2017


It was a night of terror for a small town in Guerrero this week when at least 40 armed men kidnapped seven people, peppered homes with machine gun fire and robbed some residents of cash and belonging
 
The attack on Chacotla began at about 10:30pm and wound up some five hours later and despite calls to 911, municipal and state police offices and the Army, authorities didn’t turn up until the following day. The town of 800 people is located 40 minutes from the state capital of Chilpancingo.

On Wednesday, five of the kidnap victims were found dead.

 
Upon their arrival in the town the gang blocked the main road before seeking two people in particular: sons of Gabriel González, also known as El Tigre, a 42-year-old man who no longer lives in the community.

The gunmen took González’ sons, aged 21 and 16, along with their mother before nabbing two of González’ nephews, 22 and 17, from their grandparents’ home.

A third man managed to escape with his daughter before the gangsters arrived at his home but his wife instead became the sixth kidnap victim. The seventh was taken from the neighboring town of Mazatlán as the criminals fled.

Residents say they heard several of the armed men identifying themselves as members of the Union of the People and Organizations of Guerrero (UPOEG) community police but that organization later denied any involvement

 
Other names were also mentioned: that of Isaac Navarrete, leader of the Sierra cartel, and Celso Ortega, chief of Los Ardillos.

Later Tuesday morning the kidnappers contacted the victims’ relatives, demanding ransoms that totaled 1.5 million pesos, about US $74,000. The amount was later reduced to 1 million but the families, all farmers, were unable to raise the money.

Early Wednesday morning, the two kidnapped women returned to their homes after being left on the shoulder of a road and walking for about two hours.

The fate of the five men was known an hour later: their bodies had been left by the side of the nearby road between the communities of Mazatlán and El Salado y Lagunillas, each with two shots to the head.

The gang wasn’t done harassing Chacotla residents. During funeral services for the five executed men on Wednesday evening relatives received phone calls, allegedly from the kidnappers, threatening them with further violence and kidnapping.

Few people attended the burials as fear and apprehension prevailed in the community. Police presence in the town had been sporadic throughout the week so the bereaved residents asked authorities for protection during the funeral services and burials, but their request went unanswered
 
Now, the people of Chacotla are not happy with the performance of federal, state and local authorities.

“This cannot be, we’re at the mercy of these criminal groups and the government has abandoned its responsibility of at least guaranteeing our right to live,” said one.

Late Wednesday evening, eight trucks carrying Federal Police officers turned up, set up a checkpoint at the entrance to the town and began patrols.

Source: El Universal (sp), Sur Acapulco (sp)



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Sounds like it was a blatant case of authorities being on someone's payroll and I'm sure they knew about it before the townspeople and were told to not respond til everyone was gone.Most Chief of Polices would be fired in most other countries if they took even an hour to respond to something like that without good reason along with 911 operators.This sure happens a lot in Mexico.It does sound like 'El Tigre' was a gang rival though as it was all his relatives that were kidnapped and/or killed but along the way were crimes of opportunity like robberies.Does 'El Tigre' part of that El Tequilero gang or what other gang?Was that the drunk in the bush that couldn't stand up from that story about a month ago?
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canadiana wrote
Sounds like it was a blatant case of authorities being on someone's payroll and I'm sure they knew about it before the townspeople and were told to not respond til everyone was gone.Most Chief of Polices would be fired in most other countries if they took even an hour to respond to something like that without good reason along with 911 operators.This sure happens a lot in Mexico.It does sound like 'El Tigre' was a gang rival though as it was all his relatives that were kidnapped and/or killed but along the way were crimes of opportunity like robberies.Does 'El Tigre' part of that El Tequilero gang or what other gang?Was that the drunk in the bush that couldn't stand up from that story about a month ago?
Canadiana: I read the story and then used Google Earth to locate the town of Chocotla and surroundings.  Do this and you will see a very isolated "poor looking" village. the NW are plots of farm land.  All around are high hills. There is only one road in and out of town that connects to the remote town of Mazatlan to the west.

From my POV, Chocotla is ideal for criminals to raid and do what ever they want.  Any help to this isolated town would have to use this (primitive looking) road; and from the looks of the geography around it, it probably has several place from which to launch ambushes on people (police, ambulances, etc) coming to help the isolated townspeople. The criminals doubtless took this defensive precaution.

The whole operation seems to have been well planned and not just done on a spontaneous whim.  

Bottom line: The town of Chocotla never had a chance from the get-go.  Liken this to wolves raiding sheep helplessly penned up.  
Mexico-Watcher  

 
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the location means nothing if the police or federals or marina responded to calls for help then the one road in one road out makes the cartel hit men trapped. plus marina has helicopters

town like this need to take some notes from the autodefensa playbook. and the next time 20 cartel hit men come they will be facing 300 pea shooters and get wiped out then since its so isolated the towns people can set it all up and have a good story for self defense when police come or even say "its was the most amazing thing they seen 2 cartels was fighting each other  and all the dead guys are the losers.

or everyone says nothing to the police and thats that

or not even call for help and bury all the hitmen somewhere cause no one will miss them

pisses me off when these good people of Mexico are treated like this

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