The arrest of José Bernabé "N", also known as La Vaca in Colima
Cars burned and shootings were reported in Colima due to the arrest of José Bernabé "N", known as La Vaca. State police have asked citizens not to leave their homes if it is not necessary.
In Colima city, vehicles were burned after the arrest in Mexico City of José Bernabé "N", also known as La Vaca, who is one of the main generators of violence in the state. Three vehicles were set on fire on Calzada Galván in Colima. It was reported that individuals on board another car stopped in front of the units and threw gasoline to set fire to the vehicles, then fled.
Elements of the fire department of the eastern substation carried out the work to combat the fire. So far, no injuries have been reported, only material damage. Other vehicles caught fire in Villa de Alvarez, including two on Garcia Conde and Benito Juárez streets. It was reported that members of the Fire Department and State Civil Protection are deployed in different parts of the metropolitan area to attend to various reports.
Official information is expected to be issued in the next few hours. State police have asked citizens not to leave their homes if it is not necessary, and there are reports of vehicles being burned. There have also been shootings in different areas of Colima—Villa de Álvarez. Indira Vizcaino Silva, the governor of Colima, told the people of Colima that the State Coordination Table for the Building of Peace and Security is always meeting.
"We are acting to protect the population and attend to any event. This is before the reactions of criminal groups to the arrest of a generator of violence in the state," she said. She expressed that all security and law enforcement agencies with a presence in Colima are alert and in full coordination.