At a press conference in Guadalajara, State Governor Aristotle Sandoval, stated that clashes and roadblocks throughout the state were carried out by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel in retaliation for recent arrests of cartel members.
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The attacks were in Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and 17 other municipalities in the state and left seven dead and 15 injured. The state reported 29 burning car blockades, 11 banks vandalized, and 16 burned gas stations known at this time.
Out of the seven dead, three were military, two were suspects, and two were civilian casualties.
A military helicopter en-route to Guadalajara from Mexico City was shot down by armed gunmen in a truck. The helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing, three of the 18 military personnel on board were killed.
The Head of State added that the situation is not fully under control and government continues to work together between city, state, and federal branches, along with communication between local police, Single Force, military, and Navy personnel.
The State of Jalisco, including Puerto Vallarta, remains under ‘Code Red’ and heightened security.