Friday, September 16, 2011

Rockets seized near Matamoros; peaceful Diez y Seis celebration follows protracted firefights



The Monitor

Mexican authorities announced the seizure of a major weapons arsenal Tuesday near Matamoros — including 15 rockets, 57 grenades and 56 rifles.

And despite protracted firefights Thursday, the city’s Mexican Independence Day celebration went ahead as scheduled late Thursday night, apparently without major incident. Several hundred soldiers provided security for the event, which prompted the city’s main plaza to be cordoned off.

SEIZURE

The seizure took place Tuesday evening near the Ejido La Sierrita after members of the Mexican military received information that members of organized crime were using an abandoned construction site as a stash house.

The soldiers raided the site and found the explosives and weapons. No arrests were reported.

The seizure included:

>> 15 rockets

>> a rocket launcher

>> three 7 mm rockets

>> three grenade launchers

>> 57 grenades

>> 56 assault rifles, including several AK-47 and AR-15s

>> close to 38,000 ammunition rounds

>> 370 ammunition magazines

>> 50 road spikes

Other items included 11 false license plates and some military uniforms.

SHOOTOUT

Firefights and road blockades were reported through the streets of Matamoros beginning early Thursday morning and continuing sporadically throughout the day, with the most intense fighting taking place about noon, a law enforcement official said.

Clashes were reported near the Sendero Nacional Highway and along the Reynosa-Matamoros highway. Other firefights were reported along Avenida Universidad, near the intersection of Calle Sexta and 16 de Septiembre, and at the Palmares neighborhood. The blockades took place along the city’s main avenues and outside Veterans International Bridge.











18 comments:

  1. Where can i reclaim my stuff? I kinda' need it before my birthday celebration next month.

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  2. there's no such thing as a "7mm rocket". Maybe they meant 70 mm?

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  3. Apparently, the rifle grenades (not rockets) are property of the Mexican Army that must have been stolen or siphoned off.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_2_grenade

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  4. To late 6:21 I already bought from the police auction

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  5. "The soldiers raided the site and found the explosives and weapons. No arrests were reported." - seriously ? I mean, no arrests, nothing ? How difficult is it to stake a place like this out for a few days and then arrest - or preferably take out - any folks that enter or leave it ?

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  6. Sounds like defensive Gulf Cartel weapons to me, mainly because of the road spikes, seems like they are getting hit hard in that area recently, probably because of the Zeta's incursions in the plaza, achieving exactly what they wanted, in 'heating the plaza'.

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  7. "Anonymous said...

    "The soldiers raided the site and found the explosives and weapons. No arrests were reported." - seriously ? I mean, no arrests, nothing ? How difficult is it to stake a place like this out for a few days and then arrest - or preferably take out - any folks that enter or leave it ?
    September 16, 2011 12:24 PM "

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    Its obviously to difficult for these dimwits... Is it just me or does it seem like they are the dumbest people on the planet? Mexico is its own worst enemy...

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  8. MEXICO lack intelligence or refuse to use it, in fighting the cartels, they see suspicious people they send in the army or police at full force everyone scatter, they shoot in the back 4 or 5 cartels lower or no/rank solders, instead of using servalance the area then make a full bust when they have everyone on camera or cell phone voice message

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  9. @September 16, 2011 12:24 PM
    Stupid or lived all your life with your mother?
    Never crossed your mind they found that out so late? Come on, there is good cops also in mexican forces. Please put yourself in their shoes.

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  10. The far 2 plates are ny fake plates u buy in like times square for your front plate lol

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  11. WOULD ANYBODY ADVISE AGAINST AN AMERICAN SPENDING A FEW WEEKS IN SAN LUIS POTOSI??

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  12. No matter what cartel these weapons belong to, it indicates that we're going to see an escalation of violence unseen in the northern states so far.

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  13. @ 4:37 if you're going to san luis potosi your name have a nickname like " el pollito" or belong to the zetas or kiss your ass goodbye.

    jack shaw

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  14. At least the guns aren't gold plated with engraved animals to show how macho they are. All that drug money, for what? Fat chicks and bad music? If Mexico wanted this cleaned up, they could do it in a year. Wait, the US could do it. Mexico is fuked because of...well...Mexicans. The honest hard working people in Mexico are the only ones who can change this mess, but they are led by the corrupt.

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  15. I wonder how long it's going to be before the Cartel members start using this firepower against Border Patrol? Parts of the river are only about 200 yards wide. A simple shot with one of those rifle grenades. I hate to see the day when it happens.

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  16. XX signifies Costilla, probably part of his security detail, on the consecutive lic plates.

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  17. All Hat no cows, if only the Mexican Law Enforcement was half as good at killing Narcos as they are at PHOTO OPS!!

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  18. remember all of this was cuased by americans after the plan merida and its all your tax monney at work both grenades and everything. Where would they get that type of weapons if not from crooked US military USA always fucking shit up everywhere spending billions on these wars they are never going to win like afganistan and here in the states they are needing all that money for education and healthcare.

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