Puebla.- Federal government authorities gave a new blow to the gangs dealing with the theft of fuel throughout the country, this time in Puebla capital killed seven suspected criminals belonging to the band of Cuijes.
Elements of the Secretary of the Navy (Semar) and state agents collided with the alleged criminals aboard a van while they were guarding a pipe allegedly filled with stolen fuel.
According to reports from civilians and police officers, the events took place between the aid boards of San Miguel Espejo and Santa María Xonacatepec in the municipality of Puebla, where the soldiers, in addition to a gas pipeline, made a tour and found a truck in the middle of the fields. .
When they were discovered, the alleged criminals attacked the security forces, who immediately rejected the attacks. The armed confrontation left at least seven dead, including the alleged members of the Los Cuijes gang.
Officially it was reported that El Comandante 30, a huachicolero leader died on the spot, but until the end of this edition no authority had confirmed the death of the alleged leader.
Comandante 30 became known in the region because he suspected – through WhatsApp video's – that he was one of the members of the New Generation Jalisco Cartel (CJNG).
According to the Institute for Management, Administration and Municipal Liaison (Igavim), tank theft has increased significantly in most of the country's entities during the first three months of the year.
Details that Puebla registered a total of 517 clandestine takeovers of the Pemex pipelines between January and March 2018. Compared to the first quarter of 2017, when an increase of 28.61% was observed and compared with the fourth quarter of the same year, this was 48.56%.
Chiapas, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Colima, Guerrero, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Yucatan, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes and Nayarit did not register clandestine outlets.