The General José Silvestre Urzúa Padillawho died this Thursday during a confrontation with members of the organized crime in Zacatecasis the highest-ranking soldier assassinated so far this six-year term, said security analyst David Saucedo Torres.
He pointed out that this fact is “a clear message from organized crime against the government” of the President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
“We still need to know more details about the way in which General José Silvestre Urzúa Padilla lost his life, but it is evident that the macrocriminal groups that are fighting over Zacatecas (Sinaloa Cartel and Jalisco New Generation Cartel), together with their allies in the local mafias, can generate casualties and answer the federal forces blow by blow”, he stated.
The National Guard published a message in which it expressed its “deep regret over the unfortunate death” of Urzúa Padilla “who lost his life in the line of duty, while participating in a joint operation against organized crime.
“We express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Commissioner Urzúa Padilla, whom we will remember as an exemplary commander, who gave his life to protect citizens,” the corporation said on social networks.
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