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Chaos in Monterrey

Saturday, March 20, 2010 |

After the confrontation between military and sicarios they were able to secure rifles, grenades and mobile phones.

Monterrey - Moments of panic and terror greeted the early morning in the southern city of Monterrey.

It was in the technological area that became a battle zone between elements of the Mexican National Defense and sicarios.

At around 1240 hours the gun battle started in which at least two people were killed. The Ministry of Defense had received an anonymous tip about armed men traveling in an armored GMC van.

Subsequently, a chase ensued on the street of Eugenio Garza Sada and at the intersection with Luis Elizondo where the confrontation intensified and where two alleged sicarios, reported to be about 25 to 30 years of age, were killed. In the area of Tecnológico de Monterrey, the bodies of the sicarios remained inside the facility and next to each one of them a long gun.

Elements of the military managed to catch up to the armored GMC which showed damaged from gunfire from the battle, with bullet holes to the windows and doors. The vehicle also had part of the roof had a reinforced hatch to use for protection in the event of a confrontation as it happened in this case.

The military seized numerous weapons, cell phones, chargers, handcuffs, grenades, belts and other tactical equipment.

Several soldiers were reported injured during the gunfight and were treated at the scene, but their condition is not known.

The area was secured by a large number of military forces.

They also reported that he offenders blocked roads in various parts of the cities of Bernardo Reyes, Ruiz Cortines, Constitution, Fidel Velazquez and the national highway. The suspects stole the keys to from paramedics and elements of the civil protection to use their vehicles as barricades on the streets.

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Anonymous said...

the two dead bodies found death at the entrance of TEC de Monterrey after the shootings that were reported as sicarios, actually were students - Jorge Antonio Mercado Alonso y Javier Francisco Arredondo Verdugo-

http://www.milenio.com/node/406199

http://noticias.prodigy.msn.com/nacional/articulo.aspx?cp-documentid=23692665

borderland Beat said...

Yes, thank you. We already had a post ready for publication and decided to release it immediately, instead of holding it back. We try to limit posts to 5 a day and we sometimes have to prioritize in determining what we post on weeks we have a lot of material.

Needless to day we decided to release it today:
http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2010/03/they-were-students-not-sicarios-in.html

Anonymous said...

you should also talk about how the military went to the private security guards of the university and seized the security videos showing the truth. This accident was entirely due to the incompetence of mexican military. Javier is a friend and worked with me in TEC.

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