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Mexico gang members allegedly paid in meth to torch buses, cars in Juárez attack spree

Juarez police arrested four alleged Mexicles gang members accused in bus arson attacks on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.

Juárez gang members were allegedly paid in crystal methamphetamine to carry out Tuesday night's rash of arson attacks on public transportation buses.
Juárez police arrested four alleged Mexicles gang members accused of setting fires in a night of violence that left 10 people dead and set aflame 10 buses and five cars.
The bloodshed has continued with at least seven more people, including some who were set on fire, killed Wednesday, the Norte Digital news website reported. 
On Thursday, gunmen killed a man by firing about 100 shots at a pickup at a traffic light, reported Channel 44-XHIJ. A bus and the cab of an 18-wheeler were set on fire at other locations.
There have been more than 1,200 murders in Juárez this year as criminal groups fight for control of local drug markets.

Passengers hurt in burning bus

Six passengers were hospitalized with second and first-degree burns when a bus was set on fire late Tuesday night on Avenida Tecnologico, said Jorge Nava Lopez, the attorney general for northern Chihuahua, at a Wednesday news conference.
Mexican officials said the outbreak of violence and arson rampage on Tuesday in various parts of the city was ordered by the Mexicles gang in an attempt to prevent a major law enforcement search planned for that night at Cereso No. 3 prison in Juárez.
Police arrested four alleged Mexicles when officers saw them fleeing after a bus was set on fire on Avenida Tecnologico, a police news release stated.
The late night attack on one of Juárez's major thoroughfares was the final one Tuesday night.
"In the final incident, regrettably, there were some injuries," Mayor Armando Cabada said at a Wednesday's new conference, calling the attacks "cowardly."
After setting the bus on fire, arsonists forced passengers to exit through a rear door but some passengers were unable to escape the flames in time, including two older women, Cabada said.
The men allegedly admitted being members of the Mexicles gang and said they were paid in grams of crystal meth to carry out the arson, police said.
The men were described as drug addicts by Juárez law enforcement and city officials.

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Those arrested were identified as Cesar Alejandro R.E., 21; Javier Alejandro B.M., 18; Jesus Antonio B.M., 29,;and Marco Antonio H.H., 21. 

Full names were not released by Mexican authorities because of rules regarding the naming of crime suspects.

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