Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

Mexican Federales seize armored vehilcles in Tamaulipas

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 |

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

A Mexican Policia Federal road patrol unit stopped a truck convoy carrying what appeared to be several Sand Cat armored vehicles near Ciudad Victoria Tamaulipas, according to Mexican news accounts.

It is unclear in current accounts how many trucks were carrying how many vehicles, but photos taken at the scene show at least four vehicles.

The convoy was apparently moving south along the Matamoros to Ciudad Victoria highway when the PF unit stopped them.  The security protocol initiated at the scene also drew a number of other security forces units to the scene, including Mexican Army units.

Spanish language reports do not say if anyone was detained, but do indicate the convoy was prevented from moving further.

Since late March the Mexican federal government, including Policia Federal (PF) have imposed a total news blackout in observance of the federal presidential election.  The Mexican Secretaria  de Seguridad Publica (SSP), the controlling agency for the Policia Federal does not release information, and only responds to press enquiries about specific incidents.

The Sand Cat is in use by both the Mexican Army and PF units, especially in Tamaulipas state where a number of army and PF units were moved starting last January.  The vehicle was originally designed by an Israeli defense firm, but is now marketed by Oshkosh Defense Corporation in several variants.  The vehicle itself is based on the Ford F550 truck chassis.  Variants include a vehicle being marketed as a replacement for the MRAP armored vehicles, developed during the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars.

The Sand Cats aboard the tractor trailer rigs were painted blue, not green or navy blue used by most Mexican security forces road patrol units.

Photos of the incident are below the page break









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

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37 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

ARMORED VEHICLES FOR THE CARTELS SAME AS THE ONES THE ARMY HAS JUST IN ANOTHER COLOR THAT IS CORRUPTION AT ITS MAX HIGH LEVEL.

Anonymous said...

seriously? Who is Calderon going to blame? Israel? I am Mexican American and this blame game is turning into a joke. Start blasting these assholes from the sky..

Anonymous said...

It was probably C.D.S vehicles cause Zetas use "monstrous trucks"

Asheville said...

well, now at least the cartels have real combat vehicles, not some welded steel plated dump trucks. I think Chapo is coming soon.

Anonymous said...

Chapos sand cats.

Anonymous said...

Those do not appear to be true Sandcats, but maybe newly designed 'monstruos' painted blue in an attempt to confuse the authorities

Anonymous said...

Hello amigos, just a bunch of addicted SOBs and their fucking toys!!
What else do they spend their dope selling money on!!
Half theses sorry ass cartel MF probably can't even drive a vehicle!!! That's why the damn autos were on the flatbeds!! The only good Gulfo is a fucking dead one!!! Peace out!!

"lito"brito said...

getting ready for the civil war after the election

Anonymous said...

"lito"brito come on what election when a dedazo is on the ballot that means no other candidate will win other than the assigned by the PRI keep that in mind I`m a Mexican and I can tell you all about it!

Anonymous said...

Any one know the source of the original article?

Anonymous said...

Those are not sandcats !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

April 11, 2012 10:43 AM
ur right

Anonymous said...

Fuking idiots chapo ain't going nowhere he can't even handle his own Sinaloa turf he's actually loosing it all to Beltran leyvas!! Cdg controls it all suckas! Their preparing to take over one of the two zetas strong hold in tam. Cdgr53

"lito"brito said...

Anonymous said...

"lito"brito come on what election when a dedazo is on the ballot that means no other candidate will win other than the assigned by the PRI keep that in mind I`m a Mexican and I can tell you all about it!
April 11, 2012 10:21 AM
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i agree..it will be Nieto/PRI..and los zetas ruling Mexico...i have no proof of Nieto y the Z..but i just think that

but i do see post election disturbance..PAN took a lot of money in the last 6 years..enough to make some real trouble

just my opinion

Anonymous said...

Some sob's don't know shit about combat vehicles!

DFL said...

Lito Brito
I think its fair to say that the wars already began. Civil war?? Don't know about that. More like a Congo/Colombian type war. You Know Geo narco Mad man Political with Deep African Savagery raged against the population to Spread Terror , Fear and unrest. May as well Flush the toilet here Because these gangbanger worthlesss traitor cartels are taking a nasty shit in thier own homes and on the plates where they are thier famlies live and eat.

Anonymous said...

looks like brinks armored trucks that pick up money from the bank to me

~~~el spaceio~~~

Anonymous said...

Those like H1 Hummers to me.

Anonymous said...

Awww they were just going to a "Big Wheels" Muding Show down the road! No Big Deal..!!
Can't a Guy have a "lil" fun on the weekends
anymore..?? Especially after smuggling and
killing all week a Zeta gets Tired and needs
a lil beer and excitement on Saturday and Sunday.

Anonymous said...

"seriously? Who is Calderon going to blame? Israel? I am Mexican American and this blame game is turning into a joke. Start blasting these assholes from the sky"
Here speaks a guy i will listen to,the blame game gets everyone fucking nowhere.He can say it because he is Mexican-American,i can't because i,m white ? But he talks sense,whatever color.

Anonymous said...

Get a life bro, really who gives a shit if theyre hummers, sand cats, armored or monster trucks....its the same idea and the pics explain enough

Anonymous said...

U dunm f*** is everything u see el chapo. U nutt hugging troll. In tamps cdg is boss. A lil bit by the zetas on laredo.area. But most of tamps like 90 / 80% is cdg.

Anonymous said...

Cdgr53 .
April 11, 2012 11:16 AM .
Senore,does this mean,all the bullshit about the CDG,being a weakened crew is bollocks?I always knew that it would take a whole lot more to hurt or even make big moves against them.Is the traitorous fight over with or are they still dealing with its remains?Is everyone united under the new man in Reyno?And then under xxx?And what of R1?Is dude murked or still alive or jumped ship,or is he still in the fold with CDG?If you can say anything senore,it will be much appreciated cause there are so many rumors,such as R1 dead?Shit like that.Ten cuidado hermano.(Sorry for my Espanol)I try.

Anonymous said...

We spend it on everything you talk shit about our country and we roll through our city in lambo's Ferrari's bentleys we live in homes bigger than you can dream we buy our people cars and pay their homes keep restaurants in business bulletproof choppers Boeing jets were intelligent what's the difference between tabacco companies and us? Tabacco will kill you before our shit. Americans slaughtered Indians for their success we slaughter our "competition" you laughed while my people were dying and starving while you enjoyed your alcohol pain killers etc why are drugs bad? Addiction? Side effects? So what's the difference between your legalalized bs we were given no choice but to do what we do and were too big to stop CDS is on top and always will be you'd be surprised who we party with in the US in Oceanside, Newport beach and Malibu. I'll let you know one thing the government knows what we let them know and what we tell them to do and besides for a few the entire states have our back and we have warehouses or real guns not old AK's we know everything before the government you don't know shit no one of you shit talkers would dare to enter our barrios or confront us we stay everywhere in plain sight people have been killed for trying to compliment us were not a joke we don't need anything we have it all

Xxx=m3 said...

CDG strong as ever controlling borders and fighting in the north and south scorpiones,ciclones,cobras,metros,aphas and deltas 119 pa la compañia 100-23

Anonymous said...

CDG will all die Cartel de Sinaloa controls everything were a myth all the wholesalers all over the world see us in the news and they know we're legit we own everything bulletproof choppers 10 man submarines and gold CDG will all choke for their last breath as their pig blood spills into their trachea while they cry and watch in their last few tortuar moments of life are watching their bitch brothers slowly killed their children cut down the middle of the torso they're gonna watch their kids guts spill out their babies heads stomped on and wives/gf's burned with irons fuck the CDG and there shit weapons they get what we throw out Cartel De Sinaloa always wins you think well let Culiacan go? Haha your not a real mafioso pendejo Pinche Bozo el payaso

Anonymous said...

@11:16 chapo aint losing shit and beltrans dont exist anymore and if it wasnt for los zetas nor of those last loyalists would exist. as for cdg, they still strong

Anonymous said...

that punk is a fake shit talking bitch we have Culiacan fully controlled anyone who goes through pays tax we have all these bitches by the balls if you can't go through Sinaloa your fucked lol unless you wanna sell south for 1/2 the $$ CDG is nothing but recovering homeless they have to spend all their $$ just to operate what they do now if we really wanted to get them out it would be only time we'll kill anyone CDS aren't cowards we gladly die for CDS even the comandantes we own Mexico we tolerate the others they know who daddy is
Viva Mexico y Culiacan ,Sinaloa
ARÍBA CDS

Anonymous said...

THOSE ARE ARMORED MONEY TRANSFER TRUCKS IM SURPRISED THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY FOUND THEM THEY WOULD BE ALOT EASYER TO GET THE MAKE A MONSTRO

Anonymous said...

Haha! You're a "true joke" a wannabe narco. If you truly were you wouldn't be here, your pretty much a loser like the rest of us who spend countless of hours on this site for no freaking reason, well actually entertainment. You have a few REAL GOOD POINTS like the tobacco shit but seriously these mother fu*kers in mexico have no honor, freaking selfish. Yeah maybe they take care of a few people to keep their mouths shut but you faggots are always living in fear. We all die but I LOVE it how the narcos typically die sooner than everyone else!!! Haha!!! Bola de babosos!!! I rather live fucking poor and pick cans for my family than to beg for mercy at the hands of narcos before to die. What kinda boggles my mind is maybe there's a God, maybe there isn't but I would NEVER take my chances and do monster shit in this world because if God DOES exist I can't even imagine how these narcos will be judged in the after life. Its almost sad. But going back, hey joto, YOU AINT no freaking true CDS, you're just a fake wanna be chump and everybody here knows it!!! Estupido, mejor quedate con el ozico cerrado y si lo habres, ve mamame la verga a un narco jediondo.

Anonymous said...

Motherfuckers on here will never learn."you not a true cartel player,you wouldn't be on here"Why the fuck wouldn't they,don't they have computers?
They are not out on patrol 24/7.Of course you get players on here,and most of us want to hear from them,and not pricks like"April 12, 2012 12:40 PM"
Don't be a fake tough guy and talk shit to them,from the safety of a keyboard,cause you wouldn't say shit to their faces.Senores,you are welcome here,and we want to hear from you.
Fuck all the shit talkin clown ass bitches.

Anonymous said...

If ders a civil war im down pa matar a esos putos

Anonymous said...

There is a saying: "Como Mexico no hay dos." Not necessarily true; Mexico...Afganistan...Iraq...More like "Como Mexico hay dos."...lol. The U.S. needs to stop sending arms to Mexico via the ATF. What they need to do instead is send caterpillars..line them up tightly next to eachother from the shores of Tijuana to the Gulf of Mexico. And on the count of 3, have them all ride in unison all the way down to the Guatemalan border knocking everything down...chock it up as a loss and start over. Sorry Mexico but the UN is right. You are a failed state, congratulations.

Anonymous said...

PRI IS IN BED WITH A CARTEL STEALING THE PRESIDENCY IN PROGRESS NOW.

Anonymous said...

The pendejas we pay to move shit are not mafia are the presidents bodyguards part of his/her party?? Fuck no if you are enough of a hitter to be able to claim the cartel name you don't hit any streets you have all the time in the world and just so you gringos know a new cartel is coming soon a very strong mafioso a real heavy hitter

Anonymous said...

Beltrans are taking nothing over they are finish...Only a clueless one speaks as if they have power this days. Chapo is running Mexico.

Anonymous said...

Big cats knocking it over or we get on line, clear mexico and then send them back to rebuild it. On the other side of a big wall.

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