An armed commando attempted to rescue an alleged criminal leader, resulting in a shootout that left 12 alleged gunmen dead.
The Sonora Prosecutor’s Office reports that the events took place in the afternoon of Saturday, January 20, on Highway 100 Hermosillo-Bahía de Kino.
The detainee initially identified himself as Isaías Valentín “N”, alias “Cardenal and/or Comanche”, but authorities were able to establish that he was Carlos Humberto “N”, son of Jesús Humberto “N”, alias “Chubeto”, who is one of the main generators of violence in the north of the country.
Minutes after the arrest, a commando arrived at the scene.
Once the attack against the ministerial agents took place, code red was activated, mediating public order forces at three levels of government and continuing to pursue the gunmen, the prosecutor’s office reported.
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Due to this action, a confrontation took place in different places on Highway 100, where 21 assault rifles of different calibers were seized (BARRET, SCAR, AR15, AK 47, and others), including the.50 caliber, a short weapon, magazines, rifles, box magazines, ballistic vests, tactical helmets, camouflage clothing, and too many cartridges to count.
Six new model trucks were also seized, some of them high-end.
As a result of the aforementioned actions, “12 criminals were neutralized and seven escaped, with others believed to be injured,” the prosecutor’s office reported.
In addition, two elements of the Ministerial Criminal Investigation Agency were injured, received medical attention at a hospital under observation, and were reported to be out of danger.
The Office of the Attorney General of the State of Sonora, in coordination with security elements from the three levels of government, maintains an operational deployment in the Poniente rural area of Hermosillo with the aim of finding and arresting seven criminals who have not been arrested, detained.