Forces from the three levels of government remove blockades in Chiapas

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This Wednesday, members of security forces from the three levels of government removed the blockades that organized crime groups maintained in the municipalities of Frontera Comalapa, Motozintla, Amatenango de la Frontera and Mazapa de Madero, Chiapas, official sources reported.

However, according to videos transmitted through social media, residents resisted in some cases, and even burned at least one vehicle and tires, with no injuries reported.

The sources assured that “in response to the demands of the population of the Border and Sierra regions, authorities from the three levels of government maintain a presence in different municipalities of this area, where actions are carried out to provide security.”

In this way, they added, “with the aim of preventing the right to free movement from being affected, this Wednesday the blockades that were maintained in the municipalities of Frontera Comalapa, Motozintla, Amatenango de la Frontera and Mazapa were removed.”

They stressed: “In this sense, publications that are transmitted through social networks are denied, which only seek to destabilize through false information, which is why we also call on the population not to spread them.”

The sources did not mention that residents of the area have resisted, but in some videos whose authenticity could not be confirmed, it is observed how some men, presumably followers of the Sinaloa Cartel (CS), shout at the uniformed officers to go arrest them, the members of the group called El Maíz, which allegedly belongs to the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG).

A resident of Motozintla, adjacent to Mazapa de Madero, commented that a group of people burned tires at the entrance to the town, without incident.

“What has been heard is that the military went through unblocking the highway and that they encountered some resistance, but in the end they are already in Motozintla,” he added.

The dispute over the territory on the border and the mountains of Chiapas between the Sinaloa and Jalisco Nueva Generación cartels began more than two years ago, which generated confrontations, murders, disappearances and constant road blockades.
Source: La Jornada