Although the Tamaulipas authorities have not given details of the three vehicles they recovered that were used in the murder of Rodolfo Torre Cantú, who would be candidate for governor, it is believed that the trucks were cloned to look like military vehicles.
Sources close to the investigation carried out by the Attorney General of Tamaulipas and the PGR report that sicarios were disguied as Mexican Marines who apparently had inside information of the PRI candidate, and mamanged to execute the ambush in full military precision.
According to information published by the newspaper Reforma, witnesses report that the candidate's convoy was passed by a truck that suddenly started traveling at low speed and a a few feet ahead of the the road was atractor trailer that was use to block the road.
Once the procession was forced to stop, two cloned trucks, made to look like military vehicles, came from behind and from inside numerous men that appeared to be wearing marine uniforms got out of their vehicles.
"The bodyguards of the candidate, believing they were stopped by marines, also got out of their vehicle to let the marines know who they were escorting," reported Reforma.
At that exact moment, testified some of the survivors, Rodolfo Torre Cantú, Enrique Blackmore, the driver and two more body guards also descended from their vehicles.
And at that exact point, the disguised sicarios from the trucks located on the back and front opened fire on the candidate and his entourage. Torre Cantú was mortally wounded.
Other team members were also killed and at least three more were sprayed with bullets while onboard their vehicles.
In the formal declaration of the Ministerial it was reported that the target was Torre Cantú but they had no problem killing everyone on the spot.
Before the shooting at aroune 10:00 am on Monday, Torre Cantu, his brother Enrique de la Garza Montoto, his main secretary Henry Blackmore, and his private secretary Alejandro Martinez had left the house of the candidate to go to the Pedro Jose Mendez Airport.
The drive to the airport is approximately 12 miles where the candidate was scheduled to fly to Matamoros, where he had a series of campaigns and a private meeting with the members of the media.
In the attack the sicarios used one truck to force the convoy to slow down, two more to carry out the attack, and a tractor trailer to block off the road.
A video of pictures after the execution of candiate for governor Rodolfo Torre Cantu: