Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

6 armed suspects die in shootouts in Tamaulipas

Sunday, October 14, 2012 |

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

A total of six armed suspects were killed in two separate incidents in Tamaulipas state Sunday, according to Mexican news reports.

A news dispatch posted on the website of El Diario de Coahuila news daily reported that three armed suspects died in a shootout early Sunday morning at around 0130 hrs with a Mexican Army unit on the Matamoros to Ciudad Victoria highway, at the Kilometer 190 marker north of San Fernando municipality.

The report condensed an official report from Secretaria de Defensa Nacional (SEDENA), the controlling agency for the Mexican Army,  that said that armed suspects had fired on an army unit forcing them to return fire.

Following the encounter soldiers seized undisclosed quantities of rifles, weapons magazines and ammunition as well as one vehicle at the scene.

Meanwhile, at around 0730 hrs Sunday morning in Nuevo Laredo municipality, a Mexican Army exchanged gunfire with armed suspects near the interssection of Privada Quita and Privada Londres in Villas de la Fe colony.

Three armed suspects were killed in the gunfight.  Undisclosed numbers of rifles, weapons magazines, ammunition and one vehicle were seized in the aftermath.

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

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18 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done....hope they were CT casualties.

Anonymous said...

In Tamaulipas!?!? Lol and why would you hope it was ct?? They are the from what I've heard and experienced from 2 family in apatzingan they are not even bad they pretty much protect the people and stuff they don't go killing police and innocent children they're still shit but now adays we have to kind of choose the best shit you know. I wouldn't consider myself a cheerleader but it seems proper that if this activity is going to be with us which it will always be at least these shit have morals?? To some extent and keep some type of order. A leader who is a man of logic and understanding being an educated man vs a street thug blood thirsty like z40 there's nothing wrong with selling drugs, it's just as right as selling cigarettes and alcohol I choose not to use drugs but have tried well except my pain meds which I believe are no different than heroin besides the controlled quality. The problem is the machismo that drugs carry and the power the big dealers need to feel feared and inflict pain and sorrow idk if its because of poor upbringings feeling silenced your whole life or just the money that turns them so bad but a peaceful man who deals drugs and helps people with the money and minds his own business I just don't see a problem. Please don't rip on me as this is only my opinion I'm not giving as facts but I am very open to debate

Anonymous said...

I notice that it's always the same story. The Mexican military were just minding their own business when suddenly they are fired upon and they return fire killing the perpetrators. Come on, is that what really happened? I seriously doubt it. More like, they were tipped off and went to hunt them down. They make it all sound so random.

Anonymous said...

La estrategia de cercanos del “Lazca”, es decir que no falleció: DEA

Anonymous said...

Zeta cheerleader sorry but there were 9 killed total this story was updated and they were pussy zetas.

Anonymous said...

Yo cartel hit squad, everytime you guys play shooting game with the army, you guys lose, so stop messing around, get a proper job.

Anonymous said...

Been going on all week in Reynosa and Matamoros, I'm sure the death toll is much much higher than what is being reported. Gonna keep lighting my candles and saying my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Why would they be CT? More than likely if killed by the army, they are Zetas, cuz you know who pays the army...

Anonymous said...

yes @4:37am, i was thinking exactly the same thing! its obv a story theyve decided works so they use it every time. at first when i read these stories i thought, why would a criminal wguns attack the army?, youd think theyd lay low and try to go past wout being noticed, right?so theyre in traffic and they see an army patrol, they decide hey lets start shooting at them?! makes no sense!idont believe anything the MX govt says and that is sad.ithink its more like the military has orders to engage any armed suspects they come across and then say they shot first.

Anonymous said...

No Thats how it is. They are ordered to shoot at the army and that's what they do. Maybe to distract the army if they were already heading somewere or just to Piss them off. Remember they know their gonna die, is just a matter of when

Anonymous said...

Hey Borderland Beat..Maybe people have mentioned this to you,but you should try to get an option for "LIKE or DISLIKE" peoples comments..
because some people make some excellent points and they should be credited with their knowledge,while some people are so out of touch,they should be shamed for their ignorance.

Anonymous said...

THIS ISNT FACE BOOK DUMMY 111

Anonymous said...

@8:11am Pussy Zetas aye.......hmmmm. thats funny last i heard they were the most despicable most bloodthirsty most barbaric most hated and cause most horrific attrocities too innocents....so which is it? likes i said before the other Cartels are using the Zetas as an scapegoat,i know for a fact all the other cartels are just as bad,almost.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Mexican government has the capacity to bring down these cartels and maybe they dont due to politics and corruption order same thing as the government you ask yourself who do I take out first hmmm on one hand you got bloodthirsty zetas expanding and creating destruction or do I take out the biggest drug. Dealing cartel oh wait I need help maybe I should let the drug dealing cartel destroy the ravaging cartels and who ever is left standing you go after the government should know we cant get rid or these cartels At the same time lets drop em one by one just cut the heads of these cartels and the bodys will crumble look at beltran look at Tijuana look at Juarez look at la familia i. know some of you might beg to differ but not as big as sinaloa or the pinche z and then again with all that said maybe the Mexican government is using that tactic who knows even the gov needs allies peace .

Anonymous said...

@October 15, 2012 4:50 PM - Yeah you wouldn't have the courage to be a Zeta cheerleader on your Facebook Punk!

Anonymous said...

Sure maybe add or faces and ip adresses like facebook so the cartles could come after us idiot

Anonymous said...

Pussy zetas

Anonymous said...

they were not zetas,they were CT.

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