Loya Plancarte died early Friday when confronting Mexican Army troopers near El Alcalde community in Apatzingan, Michoacan.
Federal authorities mentioned that the balance of the confrontation could be above 5 dead, including military personnel and members of the criminal group. State police gave an initial balance of 5 dead.
A military convoy of three vehicles was on patrol on roads of Tierra Caliente region and around 2:00 AM they came in contact with a group of armed civilians traveling on a convoy of utility vehicles traveling in the opposite direction.
The troopers requested the men to surrender their weapons, but instead of following the order, the criminals started shooting and the confrontation began.
Men on both sided died but a definite number hasn’t been given or any additional details.
A wide security operation was implemented in the area.
Very active week.
El Tio from the Kights Templair killed on the South.
El Melvin from the Arellano Felix cartel captured on the West (Tijuana).
Several leaders form the Gulf cartel killed last weekend in Reynosa on the East.