Six agents of the Jalisco Unified Force (FUJ) were killed and one injured when a command aboard three vehicles ambushed them in the center of the municipal capital of La Huerta, 255 kilometers southwest of Guadalajara, the state capital.
The attorney general, Marisela Gómez Cobos, reported that the attack was perpetrated after four in the afternoon on Monday, when the occupants of the armed convoy tried to free a detainee by the FUJ, first using fragmentation grenades and then high-caliber rifles.
During the attack, locals enjoying the afternoon in the town’s square next to the municipal building threw themselves to the ground to seek shelter.
The authorities reported at least two blockades, one on state highway 80, at the height of Villa Purificación-municipality, and a second where alleged criminals set fire to three trucks and a tractor-trailer, and with them obstructed the federal highway that goes from Puerto Vallarta to Manzanillo.
Gómez Cobos confirmed the arrest of a wounded man that was part of the ambush, and that the FUJ agent who was injured in the ambush is stable, after being transferred to the capital of the state in a helicopter sent by the Guadalajara police.
On November 22, armed civilians and elements of the Navy clashed in the municipality of Tomatlán, also on the south coast of the state and adjacent to La Huerta, with the balance of a dead person and blockades with heavy trucks in at least three road points. .
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