Mexican Army takes the town of Aguililla dominated by organized crime for years


AGUILILLA, MICHOACAN.- After the Mexican Army entered the notoriously violent Tierra Caliente municipality of Aguilillla on Tuesday, Feb. 8th, members of the CJNG had fled the region.

Members of the powerful criminal group escaped via the mountains and headed to the port city of Lázaro Cárdenas, according to a report by Animal Político.

The CJNG has been involved in a turf war with the Cárteles Unidos in Aguililla and the broader Tierra Caliente region since early 2021.

The Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) said in a statement Tuesday that the army, National Guard, and Michoacán state police had entered Aguililla to carry out operations aimed at strengthening the rule of law in the region.

Sedena said that it fulfilled that objective in 43 localities in the municipalities of Aguililla, Buenavista, Coalcomán, and Tepalcatepec.

As a result, residents were able to return to their homes and crops were able to be harvested and commercialized, SEDENA declared.

Source: Animal Político

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