President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed that in Culiacán, Sinaloaan operation of federal forces is carried out since early morning, but declined to provide further details.
He said that the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, Rosa Icela Rodriguez will give more details about the events that occurred this morning in Culiacán until noon.
Meanwhile, federal sources indicated that it is an operation of the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) for the capture of a priority objective, without their names or identities being handled until the operation is completed.
In turn, the state governor, Ruben Rocha Moyacalled for calm and said that the authorities will be reporting the development of events.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of Civil Protection of the state of Sinaloa asked the population not to leave their homesdue to the blockades throughout the city of Culiacán.
With the ongoing clashes, the Secretary of Public Education and Culture of the state of Sinaloa has reported that all activities are suspended teachers and administration in the municipality of Culiacán.
The state government and the Culiacán city council also suspended all their activities and services, with the exception of medical care and emergency services.
The Autonomous University of Sinaloa He also suspended activities and asked his students “not to go out into the streets and not expose themselves.”
So far, no deaths or injuries have been reported as a result of these events.
Federal forces mobilized to the military zone to prevent criminal groups from trying to kidnap elements of the armed forces and their families, as happened on October 17, 2019 with the failed capture of Ovidio Guzmán, “The Mouse”, the son of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
The Línea Directa portal reports that the public transport service has been suspended.
The Secretary of State Public Security, Cristóbal Castañedaacknowledged that there are clashes and car theft in different parts of Culiacán, so he asked to be attentive to the communications issued by the authorities.
Dozens of videos circulate on social networks about the clashes that occurred in Culiacán.
This new event of violence recalls the call “Culiacanazo”when at least 9 people died in a failed operation to capture Ovidio Guzmán.