Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

13 bad guys die in Nuevo Laredo

Thursday, March 1, 2012 |

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Suspect Jeep with ballistic glass

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A total of 13 armed suspects were killed in a firefight with a detachment  of Mexican Army soldiers in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Thursday afternoon, according to an announcement posted on the Secretaria de Defensa Nacional (SEDENA) website.

The unit was on patrol on Mexico Highway 2 at the 15 Kilometer marker when soldiers came under small arms fire from an armed group who were travelling en convoy aboard several vehicles.  Army return fire killed 13 suspects.  Three army fusileros were wounded in the encounter.

Following the attack the unit seized 12 rifles, one loaded rocket launcher,  one grenade launcher attachment, one 40mm grenade, weapons magazines, ammunition, a package of cocaine of undisclosed size and three vehicles.

Tamaulipas state is one of the most heavily patrolled states in Mexico at the moment with about 8,000 army troops and about 1,500 Policia Federal effectives.  The massive deployment began at the first of the year in support of the ongoing Operacion Noreste  security operation. 


Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com

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61 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Pa que miren que en LAREDO hay gente d HUEVOS RIFANDOSELA TODOS LOS DIAS.MATARON A 15 en total y eran 4 guachos caidos.mi respeto para los zetas y el ejercito mexicano.asi pelean los hombres en LAREDO frente a frente

Anonymous said...

Aver por k no les llegar el ejwrcito asi a los del cds en culiaca!POR Q EL PINCHE EJERCITO CORRUPTO NO VALE VERGA

Anonymous said...

Werent the zetas very brave and sharp shooters

Anonymous said...

Nuevo Laredo means they were probably Zetas, right?

Anonymous said...

Hey CHris Covert, good story but tell us what fucking cartel they belonged to! You guys always seem to leave out that important fact.

Anonymous said...

I was trying to read an article en mundonarco atacan antrax and it's about the guys from los antrax that have died or should I say killed most recent and I couldn't really read it because my Spanish isnt that good can some please translate it it's pretty long though thanks keep up the good work love the articles keep them coming

Anonymous said...

God bless our soldiers! It looks like the Z40 special forces forgot all their training! Well the Mexican Armed Forces are not innocent civilians and they can kick some ass! Right Mr. Z40?

Anonymous said...

9 43 pm estas pendejo guey los zetas no son hombres sino animals sin escrupolos y valores

Anonymous said...

So for any other story its Zetas this, Zetas that, Zetas kill 44 CDG, Zetas invade Sinaloa territory. But they kill 13 Zetas and the headline reads "13 Bad Guys die in Nuevo Laredo" C'Mon Man!!! Is there any reason for this? Just asking

Anonymous said...

The good guys must be lonesome.

Anonymous said...

Good Job Bravo! Liberals and the Media universally criticize Law Enforcement BUT every little bit helps, just think a up and coming Chapo may have been killed, there are 13 less criminals to hijack,extort,kidnap,murder steal etc. So I can't see this as a FAILURE or LOSS it is progress, just think some day Mexico could be a semi-safe place.

Anonymous said...

6:20

are you dumb? zetas are true bad guys remember the casino attack and san fernando massacre? They killed more innocent people then any other cartel
Good job army kill them all

Anonymous said...

Puro pedo las pinches zorras se quisieron pasar de lanzas emboscando traicioneramente a los soldados, ningun soldado murio fueron 3 militares heridos. Lo que me extraña es por que no iba la Miguelona 41 con ellos, el pinche miedo no andas en burro. Hombres frente a frente si como no puro pinche halcon maruchero muerto de hambre.

Anonymous said...

Nothing on el fantasma yet

badanov said...

Hey CHris Covert, good story but tell us what fucking cartel they belonged to! You guys always seem to leave out that important fact.

SEDENA doesn't think it's important enough to include that fact. It is possible soldiers at the scene either didn't know or were told not to reveal that information for operational security. I am like you. I can only guess. My guess is Los Zetas.

As far as the "you guys" appellation; I don't do this for a living. I have a day job. I can only reveal which cartel if I have a reasonable certain it was one or the other.

I don't know..

Anonymous said...

Si pendejo y todos Los del ejercito eran de michoacan joto

Anonymous said...

Cartels are pretty damn retarded thinking they can take on the military. the Military is just straight up better trained and better equipped that's why every time there is 13 or so narco's biting the dust and like only a few injured soldiers.

Anonymous said...

All those stolen SUVs, that really pisses me off,because I must travel in Mexico by vehicle, and one of the big issues is being carjacked. Every time you see photos of these Criminal gangs they are driving around in stolen vehicles. I guess since there is very sparse and inconsistent law enforcement, that catching people driving stolen vehicles is unrealistic. Anyway great job KILL SOME MORE.

Anonymous said...

Looks like these Zetas missed a payment to the mx gov.

Anonymous said...

yeah man yhey were zetas.here in laredo is the capital of lis zetaz.

Anonymous said...

@9:43 le vieras salido tu tambien para Que Los soldados te reventaran el culo guey

Anonymous said...

@9:43, Como vas a respetar Los zetas?? Matan y extorcionan a gente que no Se puede defender. Se toparon con el ejercito que Si tiene con que defenderse, y mira Como quedaron los perros zetas.Yo no apoyo a ningun cartel pero Que verguenza para ti en decir que Los respetas.

Anonymous said...

Just read that they supposedly killed " El Fantasma " One of Chapos main guys in Sinaloa.
Let's see if it's true.

Anonymous said...

@6:20 AM Does it matter? It's not a football game. Dead is dead. I don't think they should identify which criminal organization they were from. It just feeds into and recognizes that whole gangbanger thing that is at the core of the problem. Also, the media should not provide nicknames when they identify bad guys - like Chapo or El Lasca or El Gato or whatever. It only feeds the fire and makes them seem important.

The Mexican forces do seem to be improving their fighting skills but the bad guys still have some heavy weapons.

Anonymous said...

Until 40 and Lazca fall down, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey ... other parts of Mexico infested by los Z would still be occupied by them no matter how mane zetitas are killed. Sad but true

Anonymous said...

@March 2, 2012 6:17 AM no hay un 9:45 pinche pendejo!!!

Anonymous said...

I get this feeling that I never ever had before!!! There is a big war and it will start in nuevo laredo!!!!

Anonymous said...

The infamous el FANTASMA from sinaloa cartel was just killed los antrax are getting done in real good I heard the millitary did it and el fantasmas crew took down a government chopper!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an execution. Final solution. This way there will be no more escapes from prison and other problems.

Anonymous said...

Los ZETAS se la rifan y le atoran con el ejercito no andan con mamadas

Anonymous said...

Cetas brave? Just about every encounter with marinos or armada mexicans dey lose or run hide. A ceta dead is worth a pack of smokes and a pop for the army. Cetas play soldier and when the real army get there is just funny how they even try to fight. This summer a lotta zetas will die army is coming. Z40 got nowere to run. Even zetas en Monterrey are ready to set him up lazcano has had enough of him.

Anonymous said...

Good job boys !!! Kill em all and let God sort em out !!! By the way, that ballistic glass will not stop a .50 caliber round. Not only are the Zetas incompetent, they are incredibly stupid !!

Anonymous said...

They should have stuck to being Mariachi`s ,Mariachi`s shouldnt play with guns !

Anonymous said...

I heard this Jonathan Salas Avilés, El Fantasma is dead in culican sinaloa , supuesto jefe de seguridad del narcotraficante Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán

Anonymous said...

8 Soldiers Dead and 15 Zetas dead........Wow

It took about 4 hours the gunfight in Nuevo Laredo yesterday.Zetas in Nuevo Laredo are way better skilled than any other Zeta Plaza in Mexico thats a fact.I would like to see a group of 15 Antrax vs Military Soldiers and see how many soldiers they can take down besides all the BS they talk about them in there fake corridos.

Tamaulipas-Monterrey

Anonymous said...

chingen su madre los de nuevo laredo think its a good thing that the zetas control there it shows what kind of pendejos y pendejas viven en nuevo laredo puro cdg matando pendejos de matamoros a zacatecas

Anonymous said...

There were only 3 soldiers wounded, none of them died, quit lying and stop kissing zetas ass. The gunfight lasted only 18 minutes and 13 stinking ass dogs died. Pinches marucheros.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:14 pm

Hazme el chingado favor wey si vas a escribir algo escribelo en Espanol o en Ingles por tu culpa quemas a la raza donde sea wey,Y apoco apoyando al CDG es bueno tambien??? Estas igual que todos los fans del CDG y CDS ustedes mismos se contra dicen pendejos jajajajaaj


@10:07 PM

The Shootout lasted 4 hours if u not form Nuevo Laredo, u don't know what really happend and who got killed in the shootout......

What happens in Nuevo Laredo stays in Nuevo Laredo and yes the media always hides the number of the dead mexican soliers.......



I would really like to se some antrax vs Military Mexican Soldiers and see how got more balls Zetas o Antrax jajajajaja

Tamaulipas-Monterrey

Anonymous said...

13 less scum in my city! Good job Mexican arm forces!
- mr.e

Anonymous said...

BADANOV"As far as the "you guys" appellation; I don't do this for a living. I have a day job. I can only reveal which cartel if I have a reasonable certain it was one or the other"
MOST of us understand you are just like the rest of us,with and interest,except,you do something and post story's,which i don't.So for all the clowns who KEEP bitching,the BADANOV'S are helping us,they are not getting paid to do this.They,the story posters,do it for nothing.So stop bitching at them like little pussy girls.If you think you can do better?Whats stopping you?

Anonymous said...

I have been coming to Nuevo Laredo every Friday and staying with my girlfriend for about five weeks now,I just walked back to Laredo tx to go to the bank and looked at borderland beat on my iPhone and read this story.i just asked her if she knew this happened and she told me she did not.which didn't surprise me as I have noticed we in America seem to be better informed on the narco violence.and the strange part is that she works for the municipal in Nuevo Laredo and interacts with police and army on a daily basis

Anonymous said...

anonymous, 9:14 am

the media is with the Zeta. Galves did not mention anything. If there had been dead guachos, it would be all over the news. zzzz got killed from the sky (choppers). There really nothing you can do about it. they don't armor the roof of their stolen vehicles.

Anonymous said...

@814 jajaja chinga su madre matamoros pura gente jedionda culero.yo soy d laredo onde somoz d huevos no les tenemos q dar las nalgas a lossinaloenses pa q no les quiyten su plaza d moros y reynosa.jajaja dices q d moros a zacatecas jaja como pinche maricon si no salen d moros y reynosa o se escondeen el valle d tejas.tu me la pelas pinche mocoso laredo lo reZPETAZ.AHI CUANDO QUIERAS

Anonymous said...

CDG /Antrax is establising pretty hard in Nuevo Laredo. I think they put the internal Beef a side for a while because I seen M & R taking to each other there's going to big a big blood bath in the streets of Nuevo Laredo Real Soon.

Anonymous said...

hablando de nuevo laredo como si es una ciudad brava los hombres no tienen huevos por eso las mujeres se echan a los burros en las cantinas....... apoco no es sierto jajaja bola de pendejos

Anonymous said...

Yeah! Galvez would be happy to report some dead soldiers. Hey! But wait wasn't he under indictment in Laredo, Tx for breaking into a house and some kind of sexual miscondutc charge. I just found out that he is working as a news reporter for a TV station in Laredo, Tx. and yes he has some good drug trafficker friends in Nuevo Laredo, MX.

Anonymous said...

Old man Glavez has the morning Show, his son got drunk and mistakenly enter his neighbors apartment. Lost his Job but i don't think he got indicted. Old man Galvez lives in the infona, so he know better.

Anonymous said...

Jaja bro antraxx n cdg dont enter nvo LAREDO its proven for a fact.i live here and,trust me none of them guys are located hwre.only the pussies from cdg send like 3 dumbasses to throw grenade s to da general public eventually they get caught by zetas y GUISO LES DAN

Anonymous said...

supposly comandante(chapete) guerra
(war) who is the "jefe de plaza" in nuevo laredo was among the death which in reality were more then 13

Anonymous said...

Has de ser una Golfa escondida con los mayates en Chicago, por que no te arrimas aca al calorcito!

Anonymous said...

@ March 3, 2012 11:42 PM .Hermano,i wss wonderin on that shit.Antrax/CDG enterin NVO LAREDO?
I believe the vatos who live in the place we talkin about,they know the score and whats up.

Anonymous said...

The latest version of the AK was the AK 74, already in the market. Also I'm glad that the Mexican Armed Forces already have the 50 cal. capable of penetrating armored vehicles, now they are on the way of getting several thousands of the most powerful 20 MM sniper rifle. The round is the same used in the Vulcan AAA. It is twice as big and 3 times more poweful than the 50 cal. and 2.5 times the maximum effective range. This 20 MM is already in use by snipers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Anonymous said...

yeah bro those golfos n antraxx just talk shit in CORRIDOs .i lived here all my life and these days those golfos dont come or enter to LAREDO.

Anonymous said...

aqui vivo en laredo sumase cuando quieras

Anonymous said...

hell no theres no antrax here maybe some cdg hiding out, its only infested with the low life z and z wanabe's

Anonymous said...

The United States needs to help Mexico

Anonymous said...

STUPID PEOPLE WHO JOIN THE CARTELS THEY DIE FOR NOTHING THE BIG BOSS IS PARTYING AND GETS RICH BECAUSE OF THE DUMB WORTHLESS PEOPLE I WOULD PREFER TO ASK FOR MONEY IN THE STREETS THEN TO SERVE THE CARTELS.

Anonymous said...

i tnink these zetaz eventully know they are going too die come on now having a gun battle with the mexican army....bad idea!!!

Anonymous said...

Thats good those maranos died.

Anonymous said...

People keep saying the USA needs to help Mexico, but I have read so much that Mexico does not want US military on their soil. Do they hate the US, just don't trust us, stubborn or what? Or do they want our help and the US just does not offer that kind of help?

Anonymous said...

yo creo que los cerebros de estas organizaciones criminales son entidades de un gobierno y gente de negocios que estan con ellos,estos tontos son solo carne de canon en esta guerra,no es algo extrano que no sepan donde se esconden estos sicarios?estos cerebros criminales son algo parecido al profesor Moriati de Sherlock Holmes.

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