GUANAJUATO, MEXICO- In a three-day period in the state of Guanajuato in Mexico, a total of 48 people were killed. But hey, open southern borders, right?
Graphic images were depicted online of some of the victims slain in series of executions that happened within the state, one showing the body of a six-year-old boy laying atop his dead mom. The disturbing wave of violence is being largely attributed to cartel style slayings.
Saturday night’s massacre in the city of Celaya resulted in eight people being killed. Grisly images of the aftermath show the bodies strewn about, with spilled blood near the dropped food purchased from the taco stand that night.
Authorities stated that patrons of the taco stand fell victim to a flurry of bullets, as at least 10 gunmen unleashed 40 shots. Among those dead was also a pregnant mother and father.
The armed individuals were reported as having engaged authorities for 15 minutes in gunfire. The carnage also took the life of an elderly person who was simply going to a bodega nearby to purchase bread.
According to reports, despite a unit of the National Guard of Mexico arriving at the taco stand, the gunmen were able to escape. Within the same city on Saturday, a separate murder took place that claimed the life of a police officer.
It was reported that the officer was gunned down mere moments after completing his shift while riding his bicycle.
Friday was also the state’s deadliest day throughout the year so far, with a reported 22 assassinations. Of those killed on Friday, nine of the victims were gunned down by a group of armed men in the city of Villagrán at 9:00 p.m. that evening.
While aboard three vehicles at a highway service stop in the city, the armed men killed six people inside of the nearby restaurant, along with three individuals outside. It was reported that two of those murdered at the service stop eatery were female employees.
Inside of a home in the municipality of León on Sunday morning, police found six people who were shot, five of whom died as a result. Police indicate that the ambushed home was a notorious stash house used by drug dealers in the San José de Cementos neighborhood.
Various media outlets in the region reported that the massacre inside the alleged stash house was the result of a turf war between rival groups. Police who searched the home had recovered an unspecified amount of marijuana as well as an AK-47. Despite the murderous weekend, police have made zero arrests in connection with any of the killings.
While no headway has come from the brutal murders recently, security forces did recently detain 29 suspects tied to Mexico’s most powerful criminal organizations. A series of operations that played out last week saw members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and their rivals, the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel, arrested.
Within the first 26 days of the new year, cartel violence has been linked to at least 301 murders in Mexico so far. With the copious amount of bloodshed that plagued Guanajuato recently, it further reiterates it as the deadliest state in Mexico.
Government data from 2019 showed that 3,540 were killed in the state in 2019, an average of nearly 300 people per month.
According to one user on Quora Answers, they described Guanajuato as “very touristic and quite safe”, noting that tourists should “go to Guanajuato you will not regret it, it is safe and very beautiful.”.
Indeed, there’s hardly a more attractive destination where drug-fueled violence kills children on the street while eating tacos.
Perhaps now you can see the threat we face coming over the border?
Look at what happened in Del Rio, Texas just last week.
In a 24-hour period, Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Del Rio sector apprehended a number of illegal aliens, including Bangladeshi, Chinese, and Haitian nationals.
To round out the international criminal pie, they also arrested a member of MS-13 and a wounded member of a Mexican cartel, who fled across the border.
Out of 107 illegal aliens captured during the period on January 9, it included five Chinese, three Bangladeshi, five Haitians plus the cartel member. They also seized 90 pounds of narcotics.
The cartel member was wounded in a shootout near Guerrero, Coahuila that killed eight Los Zetas cartel gunmen. Border patrol agents working near Carrizo Springs, TX apprehended the wounded cartel member who crossed into Texas trying to escape Mexican police.
Using helicopters, multiple agents and a special unit called BORTAC, border patrol agents were able to track down the cartel member. The evil (according to Democrats) border patrol agents provided medical assistance and transported him to a medical facility for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds.
Last night in Del Rio Sector..Our Agents arrested 1 Mexican cartel member with multiple gunshot wounds, 5 Chinese, 3 Bangladeshi and 5 Haitians, apprehended 107 individuals and seized 90 pounds of narcotics. Just another night in the life of an agent in Del Rio Honor First! #USBP pic.twitter.com/9yycx8FXgb
— Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz (@USBPChiefDRT) January 10, 2020
The shootout started when gunmen in several vehicles drove up to a police checkpoint near the border in Mexico and started shooting at officers. They fought off the attack and called for backup. Dozens of state police and soldiers rushed to the scene and took down the attackers.
Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz said:
“These multiple events marked just one busy day in Del Rio Sector. I would like to thank the agents who worked with each other and our law enforcement partners to bring each of these events to a safe and successful resolution.”
The MS-13 gang member, who had a violent criminal history, was arrested by Eagle Pass Station agents on Jan.3, when 43-year-old Jose Guatalupe Cantarero Reyes, a Honduran national, illegally re-entered the U.S. near a populated area.
He was convicted in Forth Worth, TX in a family violence assault causing bodily injury in 2008. He was deported in 2011. Sounds like someone worthy of living in the United States, if you’re a liberal.
“MS-13 members are dangerous individuals and thrive on creating chaos,” Ortiz said in a written statement. “Thanks to the hard work and vigilance of our agents, we were able to arrest this individual before he could infiltrate our communities.”
Agent Ortiz, maybe Reyes was coming to America to “do the jobs Americans won’t do.” Like kill people.
Meanwhile, last week a Mexican to tried to enter the United States at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge between Pharr and Reynosa drew a knife and cut his throat when he was denied access. The man was not identified.
Two Mexican security officials, who weren’t authorized to speak publicly said the man was seeking asylum in the United States.
“He committed suicide,” one of the officials said.
He was on the Mexican side of the bridge close to the international dividing line, the other official said.
The man, in a blue shirt, approached U.S. officials on the bridge and raised his hand to his neck. The source who spoke to Reuters also provided a photo of a man’s body lying in a pool of blood with his throat cut. The sources said the man was in his 30’s.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not respond to Reuters for comment. The attorney general’s office in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas is investigating the death.
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