Gunmen killed 10 people Thursday in a pool hall in an industrial region of central Mexico plagued by drug cartel violence. The mass killing took place on Wednesday evening in the municipality of Tarimaro in the state of Guanajuato, according to the regional prosecutor’s office.
The bodies of nine men were found at the scene, and another died in hospital.
Guanajuato Governor Diego Xinhua Rodríguez condemned that he called it a “cowardly attack” and promised to restore order.
Guanajuato has become one of the most violent states in Mexico because of the dispute between Santa Rosa de Lima andcartels fighting for control of drug and stolen fuel traffic.
Ministry of Justice to consider The Jalisco cartel is one of the five most dangerous transnational criminal organizations in the world. Cartel leader Nemesio Assegera” » is one of the most wanted by the Mexican and US authorities.
Head of the Drug Control Officelast week that the Jalisco cartel is one of the Mexican cartels behind the flow of fentanyl into the US that is killing tens of thousands of Americans.
“These cartels operate with deliberate, deliberate treachery to get fentanyl into the United States and get people to buy it through counterfeit pills, hiding it in other drugs, any means they can use to create addiction and make money. ” DEA Administrator Anne Milgram told CBS Mornings.
Since December 2006, when the government launched a controversial military operation against drugs, Mexico has recorded more than 340,000 murders, according to official figures.
Authorities blame most of the killings on organized crime.