Street dogs euthanized
It’s been found that eight out of every ten street dogs in the municipality of Tlajomulco are euthanized.
In the last 12 months more than 1,000 animals have been put to sleep, according to Armando Reynoso Gonzalez, director of USASAM, the government department in charge of controlling the stray animal population.
Violent carjackings increase
Jalisco is number two in violent carjackings after Estado de Mexico, registering 16.5 a day out of a total of 170 per deum nationwide. According to authorities, 48.9 percent of auto thefts in the state now qualify as carjackings.
A judge has ruled that the aunt of one of three film students abducted in Tonala last month will remain in jail for six months while investigations continue into her alleged involvement in a prostitution ring. It is speculated – but not thus far substantiated – that “Edna N.”’s alleged illicit activities may have something to do with her nephew’s disappearance. According to an “extra-official” source, Javier Salomon occasionally helped out at his aunt’s business in an administrative capacity. Meanwhile, the search for the three students, abducted on March 19, has widened to include Baja California and Nayarit, the states of origin of the two other students.
Homicide record set
March 2018 in Jalisco saw 171 murders registered in the state of Jalisco, the highest number since 1997. The previous record, 134 homicides, was registered in December of last year.