Blow to the CJNG: they located a safe house in Atotonilco de Tula, Hidalgo


After two shootings in the Hidalgo municipalities of Tula and Atotonilco of TulaHidalgo agents and federal elements deployed operations in which they located a safe house with explosive devices and tactical vests with the acronym of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

According to the first reports, at approximately 2:30 in the morning on Thursday, October 5, the police received a report of a shooting in the subdivision Los Lakes from the town of Carmen in Tula.

Given this, the authorities carried out an operation in a building on Río Plata Street, where three motorcycles, a car and a truck were parked outside; while inside the home the agents found a fragmentation grenade, more than 100 spent cartridges and tactical vests with the initials of the four letter cartel.

In Atotonilco de Tula, meanwhile, reports indicated that several sequences of gunshots were heard on the Conejos-Atotonilco highway. Neighbors reported that after the scuffle, a lifeless man between 25 and 30 years old was located, who was not immediately identified.

It is worth mentioning that the discovery of the safe house, allegedly owned by the CJNG, occurs within the framework of the statements of the Secretary of Public Security of Gentlemanwho confirmed that so far, the presence of any specific cartel in HIdalgo has not been identified, but rather local criminal groups.

Cruz Neri’s statements were presented after Alfredo Salgado Vargaswho took his oath on October 2 as the new head of the 18th Military Zone from the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), indicated that there are various criminal groups detected in Hidalgo; among them the CJNG.

“You should ask what is your version, we have another one. They are criminal groups that are working in the state, but we specifically do not have a cartel as such,” she commented.

Salvador Cruz Neri, head of the Hidalgo Public Security Secretariat.  (Photo: SSP Hidalgo)
Salvador Cruz Neri, head of the Hidalgo Public Security Secretariat. (Photo: SSP Hidalgo)

He specified that the only action detected by any cartel was the distribution of human remains in suitcases and bags that occurred on July 2, in Pachuca, for which the West Cartel.

“We did the intelligence investigation and operations and the presence of that cartel here was ruled out,” he clarified.

However, Cruz Neri did not rule out the possibility that the member of the Armed Forces – who previously held the same position, but in the 9th military zone, located in Culiacán, Sinaloa – has “fresh” information that has not yet been sent to them.

In addition, last May a video was broadcast showing armed men who identified themselves as members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), who sent a message after the slaughter occurred in Atotonilco de Tula, Gentleman.

In the images it could be seen that those involved had their faces covered and were carrying long weapons. It was about about 18 peopleseveral of them posing standing and others with one knee on the floor, but all pointing their weapons at the camera that recorded the events.

“Good afternoon to all the people of Gentleman and especially to the population in Atotonilco de Tula, this statement is for condemn the attacks against the innocent population, especially children What happened yesterday on the fields. The CJNG is against these types of attacks against the innocent population.”

The armed men distanced themselves from the attack that occurred on the night of Sunday, May 14, which resulted in a total of six people dead (three adults and three minors).

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