Drug-related violence in Jalisco State, Mexico, leaves 15 people dead

Gunmen attacked a convoy of elite state police on a highway near the village of Soyatan in Jalisco State killing at least 15 police officers and injuring others. The attack occurred on the Mascota-Las-Palmas Highway on Monday. Another attack on a police convoy on March 19 left 22 people dead, including three bystanders.

Violence related to the drug trafficking business has increased in recent years. This- list text here violence is a particular problem in the states of Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Sinaloa and Durango, and also in Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán and Nayarit.