Federal Police ambushed on Guadalajara-Ameca highway

An ambush on two Federal Police patrols leading to confrontation occurred early Tuesday, which left three officers injured in addition to two others who did not require medical attention, according to information from the Federal Police department.

At two o’clock in the morning, the assault was reported on the highway that leads from Guadalajara to Ameca on the San Martin and Teuchitlán route, after which units were called to the scene.

Upon the arrival of police units, they located one of the patrol cars burned and another one with bullet wounds; also attacked with grenades. They found the three injured officers on the scene, so they requested the arrival of ambulances for their transfer.

Units of the Federal Police had to escort the ambulances to avoid any type of aggression and later they transferred the wounded to the Real San José hospital.

Last Tuesday, October 9, an assault took place against another patrol of the Federal Police on the junction that goes from Ameca to Mascota, in Tala. The patrol ended up overturned and one of the two occupants died from bullet wounds; the other was rescued by municipal firemen.

The federal authorities increased their presence in the region after this attack, an area in which there is also a strong problem of fuel theft.

On October 10, criminals burned a truck that they left abandoned halfway through Ameca in actions that the Federal Police presumed were related to the presence of the authorities.

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