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Jalisco: When attacked, Helicopter was in low altitude, allowing paratroopers to rappel

Posted: 09 May 2015 11:04 PM PDT

Lucio R. Borderland Beat republished from Reforma

Several of the paratroopers jumped from the aircraft Pilot shot first

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Lucio: Could this become any more convoluted and confusing? Yet, this account rings true.

Residents had reported the attacked occurred in the hours of darkness, despite the government saying it was daylight. This would also explain why the government thought there were missing/abducted soldiers. 3 had begun to rappel when attacked; therefore the aircraft was flying low. Low enough for the pilot to be shot and killed straight away. As I reported previously, one of Mencho's greatest defensive tools is the collusion of government forces on his payroll. Municipal, state and federal forces, funnel intelligence to the capo, assisting in his evading capture.

This is a prime example, he was tipped off, and was waiting and prepared. The element of surprise planned by the government, was flung in their face by C.J.N.G.

From Reforma:

The operation took place in the wee hours of May 1, not daylight, as was officially stated. The aim was to catch Nemesio Oseguera, "El Mencho",

Reforma is reporting that its sources close to the failed operation that the plan was a familiar one, one used to catch capos in the past.   Federal Forces moved guided by intelligence information to the area where the leader of the Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG) was located.

The operating tried for a repeat of success, by implementing a surprise deployment I the hour between 3 and 4 AM.  Ideally when El Mencho would least suspect an attack and is most vulnerable.
Helicopter aerial surveillance was the key to the arrest. This happened, for example, with the arrest of Miguel Trevino, alias "Z40", arrested in July 2013 on a road south of Nuevo Laredo.

But this time the plan failed.

The Helicopter  was carrying paratroopers

The Mexican Air Force heliopter was gunned down at Casimiro Castillo-Villa Purificación Highway.

The helicopter was carrying parachutists that would rappel down to support an operation on the ground, which was deployed to intercept a convoy protecting the CJNG capo. [Who was supposed to  in the municipality of Tonaya]

The first three riflemen descended down, while the aircraft held position to accommodate their decline.  The three touched ground when they were met with gunfire.

This is a photo of the truck illustrated in the Reforma chart #3 at top.
The steel shield mount was for what authorities called "machine gun".
From the mounted weapon 3 shots were fired one killing the pilot, Shooter
of RPGis standing behind the truck and shot one projectile to the tail section.

The low position of the helicopter was perfect for El Mencho's loyalists to initiate their assault. 

Their first target was the pilot, who was killed by shooting.  Then came the first RPG impact and it was that impact that brought down the helicopter. 

Some soldiers jumped. Several were caught in trees. Others were burned.

Refoma sources said that El Mencho was aware of the pending operation by the feds and  had convoys out searching for them. 

And in the mayhem, "El Mencho" premier leader of Cartel Jalisco New Generation, escaped.

It was, the fifth time that the head of CNJG eluded security forces.

 Previous failed capture attempts

The Army, Navy and Federal Police operations have been implemented since 2010 to capture Mencho, but without success.

CJNG Mencho loyalists disrupt capture operations by  narcobloqueos, fires or direct confrontations with the police, to distract and allow their leader to flee.

  • In November 2010, authorities placed him near the Ángel Leaño Hospital, north of Guadalajara. but when reaching the location, no one was found, just 40 kilos of the drug known as "crystal" and two AR-15's.
  • On August 25, 2012, another capture operation was mounted at the municipality of Tonaya sparking violence in dozens of blocks in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, but the capo once again escaped.
  • A month later, the feds conducted another operation, in the division Terranova in Guadalajara. They stopped 4 of his henchmen, but not the boss.
  • In July 2013, he was located in the municipality of El Grullo, and he managed to escape again.

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