There are reports of roadblocks in Michoacan, Mexico after a military operation against a criminal group where two cartel ‘monsters’, improvised armoured vehicles, were seized. The criminal group then reportedly seized vehicles from the public and created a roadblock. In one video gunshots can be heard, and in another, a helicopter circles overhead. The roadblock was reportedly removed swiftly by Mexican authorities, though no one has been arrested in the incident.
Enfrentamientos y bloqueos carreteros en Nueva Italia, Michoacán tras la presunta detención de El Rino jefe de plaza en ese municipio #Noticias #Mexico @All_Source_News @DemonioTtv pic.twitter.com/8JYeukVQiw
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There are a number of criminal groups operating in Mexico and it is unconfirmed currently the identity of the criminal group involved in the incident. There are some rumours that the operation was the arrest of ‘El Rino’, a senior regional figure in the criminal world, though these are unconfirmed.