MEXICO CITY (AP) — A federal prosecutor in Mexico says a group of vigilantes in western Mexico appears to have links to the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel.
The vigilantes in the town of Buenavista in western Michoacan state say they are defending the town against the Knights Templar drug cartel.
But Assistant Attorney General Mariana Benitez says that at least one of 34 vigilantes detained this week has been the subject of criminal complaints and has "clear connections" to the New Generation gang.
Soldiers raided the town this week and detained the vigilantes after the group kidnapped local police and seized police vehicles and weapons. Benitez said Friday that some of detainees fired shots during the raid.
Soldiers seized assault rifles, and the detainees will face at least weapons possession charges.
'Just eat your stupid sandwich': Mashable roasted for this question about Chick-fil-A - twitchy.com
High School Shooting Thwarted in California
The truth about gun deaths: numbers and actual solutions
A Liberal MSNBC Host Just Called This GOP Candidate 'Terrifying' to Democrats
Don't Scuttle the Sequester | Human Events
- What Is Your U.S. Income Percentile Ranking?
All Good Things . . . | RedState