300 soldiers arrive in Sinaloa to reduce homicides that have skyrocketed

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Some 300 elements of the Secretariat of National Defense arrived in Culiacán to reinforce security in Sinaloa, which will be distributed throughout the entity after an analysis with local authorities.

The Command of the 3rd Military Region and the 9th Military Zone reported that these elements are part of the National Peace and Security Plan and they arrived at the entity as part of the Strengthening the Comprehensive Public Security Strategywith the purpose of providing greater security and well-being to all citizens.

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After arriving at the state capital and appearing at the military command facilities, the elements carried out a reconnaissance tour through some sectors of the city.

Local authorities and Sedena have implemented two special operations in recent months to try to reduce intentional homicides, specifically in the municipalities of Culiacán and Mazatlán.

Since April of this year, the homicides began to register an uptick in the entityand for the month of August, it already meant an increase of 15 percent, compared to the same period of the previous year, reaching 389 cases.

In addition to the homicides in the cities, at the end of July, various clashes in the mountain area of ​​Sinaloa municipalitygenerated by the dispute of two cells of The Beltrán Leyvacausing about a thousand people to be displaced.

For a few weeks there have been clashes in the municipality of Rosario, in the south of the entity, which have left four people dead, according to the authorities themselves, who have said that the victims could be criminal groups trying to enter the state through Nayarit.

As part of the changes to try to reduce violence, on September 4 of this year, the governor made a change in the Sinaloa Public Security Secretariat by dismissing Lieutenant Colonel Cristóbal Castañeda Camarillo, who had been in charge of the corporation since December 2018, and instead assigned retired general, Gerardo Merida Sanchez.


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