Organized Crime & Gangs

Military helicopter shot down as drug violence surges in western Mexico

“Gunmen shot down a Mexican military helicopter Friday in the western state of Jalisco, killing three soldiers, and set fire to buses, blocked roads and attacked banks and gas stations in a sharp escalation of anti-government violence.

In the past few months, the New Generation drug cartel has been ratcheting up its attacks against the government, including carrying out an ambush last month that killed 15 state police. State authorities have been worried that the federal government has left them ill equipped to deal with an ascendant cartel trafficking heroin and methamphetamines.”

Source: Military helicopter shot down as drug violence surges in western Mexico – The Washington Post

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