Villagers Destroy Roads As Only Way to Stop Further Spread Of Cartel Violence

Story By: Pol F, Sub-Editor: Joe Golder, Agency: Newsflash

Inhabitants of one of Mexico’s most cartel infested regions dug trenches in highway sections to prevent members of the notorious and violent Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG) from entering.

The move was a bid to counteract narco presence by inhabitants of the region who cut the road sections located in La Limonera, in the municipality of Coalcoman, and in Pinolapa, in the municipality of Tepalcatepec, in the state of Michoacan, in South Western Mexico yesterday, 16th November.

During the previous weekend, members of the CJNG (Jalisco Nueva Generacion Cartel) set fire to at least 10 vehicles on highways in the Tierra Caliente nearby region as cartel violence worsened.

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They did so in order to demonstrate that they are advancing in a territory that they disputed with the criminal group called the United Cartels.

Afterwards, locals used heavy machinery to make the trenches, thus preventing the transit of the criminal’s vehicles.

During the last two decades, waring crime groups have clashed for the rights to produce, distribute and sell drugs leaving thousands dead since the conflict started.

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This has caused the population of Tierra Caliente to suffer constant violence and insecurity, as reported by Milenio, a Mexican newspaper.

CJNG is known for its violent retaliation to those that oppose them or who are perceived as a threat to their business, with videos posted frequently on social media to underline their reputation.

The consequences of this act of bravery for the locals is unknown.

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