Mar 7, 2011, 4:16 PM
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If the media reports are accurate, there has been a recent string of skirmishes in and around Guasave, Culiacan culminating today in what is being labeled a "massacre" somewhere in or near Guasave. Apparently, a "convoy" of police special forces were escorting two prisoners to Culiacan and were ambushed by 20 cars. Reportedly, 7 officers, and 3 others, were killed while driving back from Los Mochis. Seems that no innocent bystanders were killed, as of this point. 1200 shell casings found. Reports suggest this occured on Mex 15, possibly the toll road. I'm curious if anyone has received confirmation of these early media reports. And yes, I well know the media tendency to "hyper-hype" this stuff, but the majority of bad incidences I've had in Mexico over the years took place very near Guasave. I'm driving through there in 2 days to Puerto Vallarta, north of which there was a human head strung up on the main road just north of town. After 20 yrs of driving down there, even I'm starting to think twice. Any other beta out there?