Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) Improvised Anti-Vehicle Mine (IAVM) Destroys Mexican Army (SEDENA) Vehicle in Minefield Near Apatzingán, Michoacán C/O Futures Cartel Research Note Series Robert J. Bunker and John P. Sullivan
8 July 2023
Eight Mexican Army (SEDENA) soldiers were injured when their tactical pickup truck drove through a minefield (campo minado) setting off an improvised anti-vehicle mine (IAVM). Four of the soldiers were seriously injured. This incident occurred on 18 June 2023 on a dirt road near Apatzingán, Michoacán. The area has been contested by a number of organized criminal entities including the Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), Carteles Unidos (CU), Los Viagras, La Familia Michoacana (LFM) and Los Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar). The CJNG, which has used artisanal mines in the past, is the main suspect in this incident.