Cardinal Ambushed by Organized Crime in Mexico

Cardinal ambushed by organized crime in Mexico
  • The Cardinal Francisco Robles assured that this is not the first time this has happened to him, as he has experienced such interrogations when he travels to Totatiche and Villa Guerrero.

After the bishop of Zacatecas, Sigifredo Noriega Barceló, reported on Saturday that he was detained by armed civilians during a tour in Jalisco, the cardinal of Guadalajara (Jalisco), José Francisco Robles Ortega, said he was also intercepted at an organized crime checkpoint in the northern part of the state.

The cardinal stated that during a trip he made through the northern part of Jalisco, near the border with Zacatecas, members of organized crime held up his vehicle on two occasions.

“We should not get used to it, but it is our daily bread; I went there last week, I went to the north of the state, on the border with Zacatecas, precisely, and I was also stopped by two checkpoints, and obviously they are organized crime checkpoints and they demand that you tell them where you come from, where you are going, what you do, what you do, that is the most normal and natural thing,” he said.

He also added that he has experienced these interrogations when he travels to locations located in the north of the state, where members of the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation (CJNG), dispute the control of drug trafficking and other criminal activities with the Sinaloa Cartel, “this is ordinary, it is not the first time it has happened to me, I have been to these areas and these checkpoints are set up there, with large weapons, with long weapons”.

With information from El Financiero.

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