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Narco Blog: Bizarre Twist- Knights Templar Cartel Attacks Local Police Station
Photo: Knights Templar Attack
This weekend there was intense fighting in La Piedad, Michoacán. In a bazaar twist, members of the Knights Templar, the drug cartel actually attacked the offices of the Federal Police in the town. The bloody scene of the battle can be seen in the photographs below.
The cartel gunmen approached in 50 trucks and burst into the police building, this generated an intense shootout and grenade. Reports are that at least 30 officers of the Federal Police were sleeping in the police building. It was almost an hour-long confrontation. On the site authorities have found over five thousand rounds of ammunition casings. The station was practically destroyed
In the attack, three Knights Templar Members were killed, they were identified as Cortez Fabian Rios, 23; Epigmenio Infante Hernandez, 30, and Pedro Cortez Ramirez 18. In addition, seven officers of the Federal Police were also killed and three others were wounded.