19 die as po­lice, armed gang clash

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Mex­i­can au­thor­i­ties said that at least 19 peo­ple died in clashes in­volv­ing armed men and se­cu­rity forces in the gang-plagued north­west­ern state of Si­naloa, where homi­cides have spiked dra­mat­i­cally fol­low­ing the cap­ture and ex­tra­di­tion to the United States of con­victed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guz­man. The vi­o­lence be­gan with a shoot­ing om Fri­day that killed two men near a depart­ment store in the town of Villa Union, 24 kilo­me­ters south­east of the beach re­sort of Mazat­lan.

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