The charade continues in typical dramatic fashion….I wonder how much per day all the bribes Guzman is paying out break down too? a Million? 2 Million? -SF
Earlier this week, Mexican troops entered La Tuna, the hometown of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán in northwestern Mexico, and while it seems the soldiers are still in the town, it’s not clear what they’ve found or what they are looking for.
According to local newspaper Rio Doce, Mexican Marines approached La Tuna, in the Badiraguato municipality of Sinaloa state, from the northeast on Saturday, but did not move into the town itself until Monday afternoon.
The town is still the home Guzmán’s mother, Consuelo Loera, and several of the drug kingpin’s family members.
At the time of Rio Doce’s report on Tuesday, it appeared that Mexican security forces in the area were not letting people into or out of the town.
Government sources who requested anonymity told Rio Doce that no one had been detained, but did say that “there are dead” people, without offering details. The paper also reported that marines were maintaining a “stake out” on a ranch owned by Aureliano Guzmán, one of Guzmán’s brothers.
On Thursday, Rio Doce reported that eight people were killed on the outskirts of La Tuna. No official source confirmed the deaths, but sources did tell Rio Doce that the eight men, believed to be working for one of Guzmán’s brothers, were shot to death.
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