On Wednesday, in response to the cartel violence in the Mexican cities of Agua Prieta and Naco, the Arizona Department of Public Safety announced it would be dedicating “additional assets and support to the region.”
AZDPS advised the public that the Department is “in close contact with our federal partners, including the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. We have also offered support to local partners including Cochise County Sheriff’s Office and with our Mexican counterparts including the Sonora State Police.”
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) June 13, 2019
The fighting between two cartel factions has resulted in the deaths of at least 10 people, who were killed during an afternoon shootout in Mexico near the Douglas Port of Entry on Monday, June 10.
Among the dead were 4 identified males whose bodies were found riddled with bullet holes in a vehicle with an Arizona license plate, according to El Sol de Hermosillo.