Ambush in Mexico leaves at least 13 policemen dead, says government – Prime Time Zone


Attack occurred in the Central state and is believed to have been planned by organized crime in the region

EFE / Prosecutor’s Office of the State of MexicoRegional Security Secretary Rodrigo Martínez-Celis (right) explains the attack to the press

An ambush of the organized crime left at least 13 policemen dead on Thursday, 18, in the Central state, in the Mexico, declared the region’s security secretary, Rodrigo Martínez-Celis. “The convoy was patrolling the region to fight criminal groups operating in the area. So far, we have information on the deaths of eight members of the Secretariat of Security and five members of the Attorney General of the State of Mexico, ”said Martinez-Celis in a video. The secretary confirmed that the patrol car ambushed in the municipality of Coatepec Harinas suffered an attack from organized crime. “This attack is an affront to the Mexican state. We will respond with all the strength and with the support of the law and legitimacy ”, declared the official, who informed that the federal agencies are involved in the investigation.

* With information from EFE