Monday, December 13, 2010
Soldiers seize fake Mexican army trucks, drugs in Miguel Aleman
Mexican army officials said soldiers found two fake military trucks Saturday in Miguel Alemán.
A convoy of army soldiers patrolling the area around Miguel Alemán found the trucks on Saturday, the Mexican defense ministry wrote in a statement.
"They are employed by organized crime to confuse the public and cover up their crimes," the statement reads.
The latest fake military vehicle seizure came just days after a similar bust in Camargo, across the U.S.-Mexico border from Rio Grande City.
Four trucks painted olive green to look like vehicles used by the army were seized during that bust.
Also Saturday, soldiers seized 8,104 pounds of marijuana during a patrol of the Rancherias neighborhood near Miguel Alemán. The drugs were found in a warehouse, officials said.
Another 4,636 pounds of marijuana was found Saturday morning in Nueva Ciudad Guerrero, across the border from Falcon Heights.