800 soldiers deployed in Zacatecas to combat insecurity – El Sol de México

In the city of Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Governor David Monreal Ávila and federal and municipal authorities welcomed 800 Army elements whose objective is to reinforce security operations in various regions of the state.

The troops that arrived from battalions and regiments from Tepic, Nayarit; Autlán de Navarro, Jalisco; and Aguascalientes, seek to “reduce homicides linked to organized crime and lower crime rates” in Fresnillo, according to Carlos Salvador Fernández Carvajal, head of the Eleventh Military Zone.

At the facilities of the 97th Infantry Battalion, Fernández Carvajal added that they also seek to “contribute to the efforts of the three levels of government to provide an environment of tranquility, peace and security for the benefit of the population” of that and other municipalities of Zacatecas.

For his part, David Monreal expressed that this reinforcement shows that “the priority of the Mexican Army is the well-being of its people.”

In his message to the officials and soldiers present, the president noted: “We cannot take a single step back in the pacification of our state, because like the women and beings who gave us our homeland, we must remain firm.”

In particular to those who make up the State Peacebuilding Committee, he declared: “do not allow setbacks and let obstacles be nothing more than an incentive to continue forward in the fight that we have started and that we are winning.”

To the people of Fresnillo he reaffirmed his commitment to continue leading the pacification process: “they are not and will not be alone, they have a government that is making progress in achieving this desire.”

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The Secretariat of National Defense announced the reinforcement of the strategy against crime in Zacatecas, hours after the murder of an official from said municipality, Juan Pérez Guardado, a political relative of the senator, Ricardo Monreal Ávila, which occurred last Wednesday.

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