Next, three helicopters swooped overhead. The biggest one, dark gray, had the face of a shark painted on it, and the emblem of the Mexican marines. She thought it was preparing to land, but instead it opened fire.
“I was out the back with the baby in my arms when I heard the first bullet hit the house. I just ran and hid behind my back wall,” said Marbella, whose small house was soon peppered with bullet holes.
Cell phone footage below was provided to me by residents of the El Verano community in the Tamazula municipality in the mountains of Durango. Residents fled to Cosala, Sinaloa, across the state line, when they say three marine helicopters arrived and opened fire on their houses, in what later transpired to be part of the search for Joaquin “el Chapo” Guzman, the fugitive drug lord who escaped from a high-security Mexican prison on July 11th 2015, for the second time.