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Electronic explosive device confiscated near Pénjamo, Guanajuato

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On August 11, Federal Police agents detained two individuals that allegedly carried a home-made, controled by remote electronic explosive device inside their vehicle.

The suspects were stopped while speeding on the “Irapuato-Zapotlanejo” highway, precisely on the “Abasolo-Pénjamo” stretch.

The police agents requested the driver to stop, and provide his driver’s license and registration.


The bag where was found 50 useful cartridges with 223 gauge , 50 rounds of 45 millimeters ammunition and 50 more than 9 mm. (Image: Excelsior.com.mx)

At that moment, the 21-year-old driver, Eduardo Aaron told federal police officers that he and his partner were on their way from Celaya, Guanajuato to La Piedad, Michoacán.

His 28-year-old companion, Jose Alfredo warned the law enforcement agents that they had to let them go immediately, because if the vehicle continued detained for more than 30 minutes, it will explode, since it was connected to an explosive device.


Guanajuato Irapuato-Zapotlanejo road (Image: Excelsior.com)

He even told federal agents that the driver could not get off the car, because the device was installed under the seat, and if he made any movement, he would trigger off the explosive.

The copilot confessed to police officers that a man identified as “El Cholo” and/or “El Mocho”, had paid them one thousand pesos each for moving the artifact from Celaya to La Piedad, where it would be removed and installed in another vehicle.

The report indicates that the suspects actually asked federal agents for help, since they were afraid the device would explode.


A remote control was found by Federal Officers (Photo: excelsior.com)

Mexican Army experts arrived on the scene upon request by the Federal Police, to deactivate the device.

Under the driver’s seat, an artifact was found, it featured three-black color tubes about 25 centimeters long and five centimeters in diameter, isolated with tape, attached by wires and an antenna.

The two suspects, the car and the explosive device were made available to the Attorney General’s Office (PGR).

Besides the homemade explosive artifact, federal officers also confiscated a bag with fifty 223 caliber cartridges, fifty live 45 mm rounds and fifty 9 mm rounds.

Source: http://www.excelsior.com.mx/

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