Armed group kidnaps six Mexican police officers in Chihuahua

Chihuahua State Prosecutor Félix González confirmed an armed group of men kidnapped six Madera Municipal police officers in Chihuahua, Mexico on 23 November 2016 (Economía Hoy). The armed group stormed the police station kidnapping the policemen and stole guns and a patrol vehicle (Vanguardia). The officers were abducted in the municipality of Madera located in an area close to the Sonora state border known for the presence of drug cartels. La Simona, the community where the kidnapping took place, is identified with groups linked to the Juárez Cartel as well as alleged youth hitman training facilities (Economía Hoy). This is the second attack against police forces in November 2016 as three Madera officers were wounded in an ambush on 12 November (Vanguardia).