Journalists momentarily detained at armed civilian checkpoint in Sinaloa, Mexico

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador denied that members of organized crime are in control of the country. This, after armed men set up a roadblock in Sinaloa, where he was on tour on Friday, May 27, as reported by journalists traveling in a delegation to cover the president's activities.


The roadblock was set up on the highway that goes from Badiraguato, in Sinaloa, to the municipality of Guadalupe y Calvo, in Chihuahua.

There, the armed civilians momentarily stopped a vehicle in which journalists were traveling to a public event that López Obrador was to head in Guadalupe y Calvo.


Badiraguato is the homeland of drug trafficker Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán, who was the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and has already been sentenced to life in prison in the United States.

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