Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

3 die in Ciudad Victoria gun battle

Friday, June 1, 2012 |

By Chris Covert

Three unidentified armed suspects were killed in a gunfight with Mexican security forces in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas late Thursday morning, according to several Mexican news reports.

The encounter took place near the intersection of Libramiento Naciones Unidas and Avenida José Sulaima near a cemetery where a Policia Federal road patrol exchanged gunfire with at least four armed suspects who were travelling aboard a Nissan Murano SUV.

According to a report on the website of Vangardia news daily, officials with the Procuraduria General de la Republica (PGR) or attorney general refused to confirm the number of dead or wounded, only that an armed encounter took place.  The casualty report comes from local reporting and  Twitter postings.

In an unrelated gunfight, a Mexican Army soldiers detained two unidentified individuals and killed an armed suspect in Guemes municipality Thursday, according to a separate report in Vangardia news daily, posting on the website.

The unit had been dispatched to a warehouse near  Plan de Ayala ejido because of a citizen's complaint of armed suspects in the area.

Gunfire between the army unit and armed suspects ensued leaving one armed suspect dead.  An unidentified individual, who had been reportedly kidnapped and beaten was rescued.

Soldiers also seized one AK-47 rifle, one AR-15 rifle, 30 weapons magazines, 714 rounds of ammunition and other contraband.

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

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5 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Im hearing more and more stories that mention citizens reporting armed gunmen. This means their fed up and trying to get their country back. The cartels have gone to far and their extreme levels of violence will be their down fall. No more playing robin hood. Murdering thugs full of gred unable to work together in a 300 billion + drug market. All that money and the only thing you can do is hide in a chicken coop. What a waste.

666 said...

Seems like the sicarios either run or just lose to the armed forces why can't they just patrol every single cartel hot spot like they do some areas i think if they did that all would slowly change well that and ending corruption but money talks and bullshit walks corruption and drug cartels for hand in hand

Anonymous said...

They are bought thats why. They are told exactly who to take down and kill. convoys of trucks full of idiots are seen all over Mexico. The government cant get fuel for the choppers? To take them all down. Or did the zetas take it all. That's just disappointing that such people of so much pride cant seem to keep their hands out of the cookie jar.. If we're so DAMN proud lets get together and do something to fix it by any means necessary...

Anonymous said...

June 2, 2012 12:10 PM .

Anonymous said...

Do you know how could the Mexican or USA army really defeat this cartels, by blocking & patroling the whole border line. How will this work? Easy it wouldn't work right away but give it maybe 2-3 months and cartel would start getting hit hard because there won't be any cash flow go into USA & then back to Mexico. So then cartel members would start either killing each other & ratting out all the big bosses because most likely the bosses won't have money to pay each one of there sikarios - JG

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