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Post by peteben Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:05 pm

Sitting on my terraza, I've been watching at least 30 police vehicles going west towards Jocotepec, at high speed.

First time I've seen so many. Anybody have a clue?

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Post by Canada_Mike Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:30 pm

I certainly heard them, but no idea what's up.
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Post by Trailrunner Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:03 pm

Joco Mexican friend said on Monday it was "muy malo".
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Post by brigitte Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:05 pm

well it is thursday so it maybe something else.. Very Happy

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Post by Trailrunner Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:13 pm

Si, the Thursday version of muy malo.  


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Post by juanrey Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:13 pm

Twitter chatter within the last hour indicating 5 dead armed men.
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Post by juanrey Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:35 pm

From Informador -
GUADALAJARA, JALISCO (16 / MAR / 2017) .- A group of people carried out an exchange of bullets on the Carretera a Chapala against police of the Fuerza Única regional, which in principle left five dead. State and municipal authorities already coordinate security in the area to avoid harm to others.

According to the first reports, the events occurred near the crossing with the release to Ajijic, heading for Jocotepec, where apparently the attackers opened fire on the agents.

A Tundra van was abandoned on the site. At least two people fled on a motorcycle and staff of the State Attorney General deployed a search in the area.

After the confrontation, the Attorney General secured a van, a long weapon, five short guns and two grenades.
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Post by Trailrunner Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:51 pm

Thanks Juan.
Where on the carretera do you think they mean?
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Post by brigitte Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:25 pm

El Molino

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Post by SunshineyDay Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:25 pm

Maybe the big overhead sign welcoming you to Jocotepec.

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Post by espíritu del lago Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:29 pm

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Post by Trailrunner Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:33 pm

El Molino. Always El Molino.
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Post by SunshineyDay Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:30 pm

Please divulge where El Molino is.

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Post by Trailrunner Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:29 am

El Molino is the town that sits between the curves on the highway that connects to the highway to Guad from Jocotepec - in the Jocotepec Municipality. In other words, when leaving Joco pueblo and arriving at the Crucero you take a right and go about 5 miles when the road takes a tight curve to the right and on the left is the village of El Molino with a couple of topes. The road then takes a tight turn to the left and climbs. El Molino is historically known as it had several corn mills in the old days and the people had to travel with their corn harvest to El Molino to get it ground.

These days, the areas surrounding the village and in the hills have been used as dumping grounds for bodies.
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Post by CanuckBob Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:31 am

It is a creepy little town.

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Post by Ricardo Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:06 am

News reports are saying that it started with the kidnapping of an officer of the elite Fuerza Única police unit in Jocotepec. He was later found dead and the five supposed sicarios were shot to death where he was found. Also, a responding Jocotepec Municipal Police unit with four officers was stopped by the Fuerza Única who called them "crooked" and damaged their vehicle.

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Post by Trailrunner Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:56 am

Gracias, Ricardo, I was confused about the sequence of events and the whole story..

Now what, police wars?
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Post by metiche Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:31 am

To be precise about location, news reports indicate the deadly confrontation took place on the dirt road to San Marcos, leading off Hwy 15 about half way between El Molino and the west end of the Joco bypass.

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Post by simpsca Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:07 pm

SunshineyDay wrote:Maybe the big overhead sign welcoming you to Jocotepec.

No I watched them go west past the Jocotopec sign. I understand it was in El Molino which is West of Jocotopec.
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Post by Trailrunner Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:54 pm

metiche wrote:To be precise about location, news reports indicate the deadly confrontation took place on the dirt road to San Marcos, leading off Hwy 15 about half way between El Molino and the west end of the Joco bypass.

Thanks metiche, I know that road. I guess we can probably assume there are some bodies down around San Marcos and the dry lake beds. . .
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Post by JayBear Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:30 pm

Discussing El Molino with a friend, both of us long-term (10+ years) residents, we both said that we had long admired the quaint little village and aspired to have a home overlooking the little lake. What do we know??? Apparently it is a narco stronghold. But, of course, the narco bosses live elsewhere--no big walled enclaves in this quiet quaint village, from what I can see. Not even a good restaurant for shoot-outs.

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Post by zdogs Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:20 pm

I know someone who used to board her horses halfway between Joco and El Molino. The ranch owner told her to always ride south of the ranch, toward Joco. NEVER north because that was El Molino territory and not safe. He said that if her horse came home without her, he would only look to the south.

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Post by JayBear Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:41 pm

Darn. And I thought all the narcos owned fancy houses at Lakeside. 2 of them apparently commute by helicopter. Well, I guess that is just the jefes, who will not bother us--too busy having a good time here, quietly, thank God.

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