Zihuatanejo: crime burns tortilla shops that do not pay quota

Jesus Guerrero/Reform Agency

Monday, November 21, 2022 | 11:21

Chilpancingo.- Members of organized crime set fire to tortilla shops in the Municipality of Zihuatanejo de Azueta in retaliation for the fact that the owners of these establishments refuse to pay them the fee or floor fee.

The foregoing has been denounced on social networks by the industrialists of the dough and the tortilla who demand the intervention of the authorities.

In a video that was broadcast on November 10, it is seen how he arrives at the counter in a tortilla shop and asks to be served tortillas.

When the worker is distracted, the man enters the business and takes a Molotov cocktail out of a backpack, turns it on and throws it at the machinery.

Then the offender runs off like the worker.

In the video it can be seen that shortly after the employee returns and pulls some of her belongings that she left on the counter and then walks away.

In mid-June of this year, Zihuatanejo de Azueta dough and tortilla businessmen closed their establishments for three days because they received death threats from a criminal group that demanded a fee.

The same happened recently with more than 20 convenience stores.

Also around those dates, public transport concessionaires suspended service due to extortion and a driver was shot to death in the heart of this city.

In Zihuatanejo, despite the announcements made by the Morenista Governor of Guerrero, Evelyn Salgado Pineda, that security has been strengthened in this area, the violence does not stop.

Last Thursday armed individuals shot and killed two men and set a vehicle on fire.

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