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Gunmen kill 24 people in attack on Mexican drug rehab center

 

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Members of the media work outside a drug rehabilitation facility where assailants killed several people according to Guanajuato state police, in Irapuato, Mexico July 1, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Maldonado

 

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 24 people were killed in an armed attack on a drug rehabilitation facility in the central Mexican city of Irapuato, Mexican police said on Wednesday, underlining the challenge the government has in fulfilling a pledge to stop gang violence.

 

Police in the city in Guanajuato state said the gunmen also wounded seven in what was the second such attack to take place in Irapuato during the past month. The attack was also confirmed by a federal government official.

 

Photos from the scene shared by police with local reporters showed at least 11 prone and bloodied bodies lying in a room.

 

The attack was one of the worst mass slayings since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office 19 months ago pledging to reduce record levels of violence. But homicides hit a new record last year and are trending higher still in 2020.

 

On June 6, 10 men were killed when gunmen opened fire in a rehabilitation center for addicts in Irapuato. It was not immediately clear if the same facility was hit both times.

 

Guanajuato, a major carmaking hub, has become one of the principal flashpoints of criminal violence in Mexico.

 

Rehab centers are known to have been targeted by criminal gangs waging turf wars for control of the drug business.

 

At least 26 people were killed in an arson attack by suspected gang members on a bar in the southern Mexican port of Coatzacoalcos last August.

 

(Reporting by Dave Graham, Uriel Sanchez, Daina Beth Solomon and Sharay Angulo; editing by Grant McCool)

 

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Is this the cartels' message to stop 'end users' from going clean? Or are they worried that snitches are within?

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19 minutes ago, 2long said:

Is this the cartels' message to stop 'end users' from going clean? Or are they worried that snitches are within?

I think your first part is right. Keep using our stuff or we kill you. Nice choice!

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Send in Elliot Ness.

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Mexicans seem to be like Indians, there's no thinning out the numbers. They're like Hydras. Good Catholics I suppose.

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It's probably Trump's fault.

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4 minutes ago, EVENKEEL said:

It's probably Trump's fault.

Yes, most things that are wrong in the world today are his fault.

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2 hours ago, lust said:

Just legalize it. Problem solved.

Yes, let's legalise Heroin & Yaba.

 

Smashing.

 

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Maybe they could hire a well known Philippene politician instead

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Guns and dope a recipe for disaster sad the Mexican people deserve better

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3 hours ago, faraday said:

Yes, let's legalise Heroin & Yaba.

 

Smashing.

 

:unsure:

 

 

 

Once legal it loses it's allure, other than to a very small percentage. It's similar to all the laws broken to obtain sex. It's legal when married, but few people dabble in it then  and even fewer are addicted.

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4 hours ago, toofarnorth said:
4 hours ago, EVENKEEL said:

It's probably Trump's fault.

Yes, most things that are wrong in the world today are his fault.

Glad we agree on that, time for him to pack his bags

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9 hours ago, lust said:

Just legalize it. Problem solved.

Not at all, the cartels will upscale their war.

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