The violence seems not to stop in Colima; According to data from the Executive Secretariat of the National Security System, only in 2018, there were 725 homicides. The above means that on average a day almost two people were killed. The outlook in 2019 does not look better, because last week there were clandestine graves with 19 corpses.
The wave of violence that hits Colima comes from years ago; however, it was triggered by the fight of organized crime organizations by the distribution and sale of drugs. The Attorney General's Office (PGR) confirmed in 2017 the presence of the New Generation Jalisco Cartel (CJNG) and the Sinaloa Cartel (CDS).
Colima is a key piece for the CJNG and CDS because the state has one of the central ports of entry and exit of illegal drugs in Mexico; In addition, it borders Jalisco and Michoacán, two of the most violent states in the country.
El País, in its investigation The Return of the Mexican Hell: the disappeared who are alive, pointed out that some young people, whose whereabouts are unknown, are being held by the CJNG to be part of them, but if they try to flee or they simply do not serve the organization they kill them. Currently, Colima is not part of the people search committees; however, the governor already made the request.