Mexican vigilante gunmen disarm local POLICE so they can rid town of feared Knights Templar drug cartel

Detained: Local vigilantes arrested police in Paracuaro in south-west Mexico yesterday as they seized back control of the town from the Knights Templar drugs gangDaily Mail – by HARRIET ARKELL

Hundreds of armed vigilantes stormed a Mexican town and arrested federal police in the latest bloody battle between residents, criminal gangs, and the police locals say are in league with the gang members.

Around 600 members of local ‘autodefensas’, or self-defence groups, stormed Paracuaro in the troubled Michoacan state yesterday in an attempt to seize control of the town back from the feared Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel.  

The battle was the latest in a long-running war between the drugs gang in Mexico’s south-west and local residents who say state and federal police are not protecting them.

Detained: Local vigilantes arrested police in Paracuaro in south-west Mexico yesterday as they seized back control of the town from the Knights Templar drugs gangDetained: Local vigilantes arrested police in Paracuaro in south-west Mexico yesterday as they seized back control of the town from the Knights Templar drugs gang

A member of the community police poses for a picture after a bloody battle for control of the Mexican town of Paracuaro
Local vigilantes took up arms to seize back control of Paracuaro from criminal gang members

Taking matters into their own hands: Hundreds of residents joined forces to storm Paracuaro, headquarters of the Caballeros Templarios gang, yesterday

Burnt out: Traffic on the highway outside Paracuaro came to a standstill yesterday after a bus was set alight, allegedly by gang membersBurnt out: Traffic on the highway outside Paracuaro came to a standstill yesterday after a bus was set alight, allegedly by gang members

Police officers are forced to surrender their weapons to armed vigilantes in Paracuaro yesterday after the group seized controlPolice officers are forced to surrender their weapons to armed vigilantes in Paracuaro yesterday after the group seized control

Members of Guerrero state's Public Safety System marched yesterday in honour of their first anniversary - their region is a centre for drugs productionMembers of Guerrero state’s Public Safety System marched yesterday in honour of their first anniversary – their region is a centre for drugs production

 

 

Small groups of local vigilantes took up arms and joined forces to storm Paracuaro, headquarters of the Knights Templar gang, where they arrested police officers and seized control of the town in a blaze of gunfire.

They drove into the town in black armoured vehicles shouting ‘Don’t be frightened, we are vigilantes’, before expelling drugs traffickers, whom they accuse of kidnapping people and bribing them to make money.  Several gun battles were reported, leaving at least one dead.

Police officers, whom the vigilantes accuse of being in league with the cash-rich drug gangs, were rounded up by machine-gun toting locals, along with others suspected of associating with gang members, and a checkpoint was set up at the entrance to Paracuaro.

On the highway leading to Paracuaro, traffic was stopped after a bus was set ablaze, allegedly by gang members.  

Michoacan has been rocked by repeated explosions of civil unrest since February last year, as vigilante groups have sprung up in communities where people say they are not being protected from drugs trafficking gangs.

Over in the neighbouring state of Guerrero, which produces half of Mexico’s heroin and is riddled with drugs gangs, members of the Public Safety System, or the Guerrero community police, marched yesterday to commemorate the first anniversary of their foundation in Ayutla de los Libres.

Local vigilantes armed themselves to take control of Paracuaro back - they accuse police of being in league with the gangs and say they have to protect themselvesLocal vigilantes armed themselves to take control of Paracuaro back – they accuse police of being in league with the gangs and say they have to protect themselves

 

In neighbouring Guerrero state yesterday, members of the Public Safety System (a community police organisation) marched in honour of their first anniversaryIn neighbouring Guerrero state yesterday, members of the Public Safety System (a community police organisation) marched in honour of their first anniversary

 

Bloody battle for control: A vigilante aims his weapon after storming into Paracuaro yesterday - one man was reported dead in the gun battles that ensuedBloody battle for control: A vigilante aims his weapon after storming into Paracuaro yesterday – one man was reported dead in the gun battles that ensued

Smash: This plane crashed in western Mexico yesterday, killing one man and injuring four others including vigilante group leader, Dr Jose Manuel MirelesSmash: This plane crashed in western Mexico yesterday, killing one man and injuring four others including vigilante group leader, Dr Jose Manuel Mireles

 

 

Insecurity dominates the lives of millions of Mexicans, for whom taking the law into their own hands has become the only option.  Drugs cartels make millions of dollars producing and selling drugs, so the land where they produce opium poppies and marijuana is highly prized and often fought over.

Meanwhile yesterday an outspoken doctor who leads a vigilante group was injured when his plane crashed in western Mexico, killing one man.

Dr Jose Manuel Mireles suffered a dislocated jaw and head injuries after his plane crashed near the town of La Huacana yesterday.
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18 thoughts on “Mexican vigilante gunmen disarm local POLICE so they can rid town of feared Knights Templar drug cartel

    1. Digs, I couldn’t agree with you more. Now that’s what I’m talking about. That’s what We the People should be doing right here in America.

      So I guess that’s how you say, “F**K the police” in Mexican.

      When will it be our turn? It’s time we started taking out our own trash. The Round Rock, TX Police Department would be a good place to start for Texans in my opinion. They better shape up or face the wrath of We the People.

    1. @Paul and Sunfire, it is going to be a real sh*t fight blood bath I bet. I will be scary but nobody ever said it will be easy or fun – I am definately not looking forward to it but ya got to be readyfor what ever happens. 😐

      1. Yes Digger i agree. any kind of war is filthy, and cruel. I still pray it won’t be necessary for all out aggression. the smell of death never leaves your mind.

        1. And now, Paul, I heard the other day that the cartels are all pissed at the legalize smoke shops cutting into their trade. LOL many of those smoke shops are already sold out ROFLMAO 😆 😎

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  1. Someone mind telling me why Mexicans are doing what we Americans should be doing?

    So what are we saying here? That we need to be taken over by drug cartels as well as corrupt police in order to take up arms and fight back?

    Is that what it’s going to take to start a revolution in this country? Because we already have the biggest drug cartels going on here as it is. Eric Holder and Rahm Emanuel are the heads of just some of them for starters, followed by Hitlery and Obama as well. Meanwhile the Zionist Jews are cowardly hiding in the background manipulating everything.

    Do we have to wait until they physically show their faces on the street in order for us to take up arms and arrest these bastards and enforce our Constitution and Bill of Rights?

    The police say, “Click it or get a ticket”.

    I say, “Click it (your gun) or get a ticket (to the ditch with a bullet in the back of your head)”.

    1. I hope this is as reported and not down the road a front for other cartels/militias/you get the idea.Will be nice if really for the people of region and they keep fighting for people of the region,feel this countries day will soon come for the same.

  2. All I see happening in the bigger cities including the one I live in here in Tampa Florida is the cops and sheriffs kissing the ass’s of the feds every chance they get.They are on a speed dial to the TSA to take you away if you don’t comply,DHS is their new best friends too along with a new headquarters here.This place has become a police state with cops every where you look.The first hint of trouble and they show up like a swarm of locust ready to kill whatever they see as a threat.And this is the garbage that the feds see fit to give MRAPS to for use in our neighborhood. We keep hearing about the good cops and sheriffs so where are they?

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