Mexican Drug War

Mexican Army Takes Back Territory From Drug Cartels in Michoacán

Mexican Army Takes Back Territory From Drug Cartels in Michoacán

The army has retaken control of a part of Michoacán that was under the sway of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) for more than four months.

CJNG gunmen occupied the highway between Tepalcatepec and Coalcomán for four months and 20 days, according to a report by the newspaper Milenio.

Some 150 families from approximately 20 communities fled their homes due to the presence of the cartel and the risk they could get caught in the crossfire of its gun battles with self-defense forces and official security forces.

But the displaced people were able to return home last week after the highway was “liberated” by the army last Monday, Milenio said.

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