Another Escobar in Mexico; 11 people including civilians were killed in the clash between the two gangs



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Published: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 8:17 [IST]

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Mexico City: 11 people, including civilians, were killed in a clash between drug trafficking gangs in the city of Sylt Juarez in Mexico, North America.

As various drug gangs are operating in this country, conflicts have erupted between them from time to time.

  Mexico prison cartel clash spills onto streets of border city leaving 11 dead

Yesterday there was a sudden clash between two factions in the prison in Sylt Juvaris. 20 people were seriously injured and 2 people died. Following this, there is now a conflict outside the prison.

The drug trade in Mexico is a thriving business. Illicit income is generated through drugs that are lethal to the country’s economy. In this case, two groups belonging to this drug production and distribution gang clashed with each other yesterday in the jail in Sylt Juvaris.

20 people were seriously injured and 2 people died. Following this, these gangs clashed outside the prison as well. The civilians who were caught in the conflict were shot and pushed away. 9 civilians including four employees of the radio station were killed in this attack. Joaquin Guzmán is currently the kingpin of drug trafficking in this country. The groups working under him are involved in this conflict.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that 11 people were killed and 16 injured in the attack. The reasons for the collision have not been announced. After this incident, fire was set in the areas where the firing took place. The army and police have arrested 6 people in this regard so far.

Joaquín Guzmán is the leader of a drug-trafficking cartel that has long posed a major threat to the state. The main objective of these groups is to smuggle drugs produced in this country into the United States. Also, this is not the first time that these groups have clashed. According to the country’s police, around 1,400 people died in such clashes last year.

English summary

(11 people were killed in the conflict of trafficking gangs in Mexico): A prison confrontation between members of two rival cartels spilled on to the streets of the border city Ciudad Juárez, where alleged gang members have killed nine more people, including four employees of a radio station.

Story first published: Saturday, August 13, 2022, 8:17 [IST]

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