Sunday, October 14, 2012

Mexican Army bags 10 armed suspects in Veracruz state

By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

A total of ten armed suspects were killed in an armed encounter with a Mexican Army road patrol in Veracruz state Saturday night, according to Mexican news accounts.

According to a news item posted on the website of El Universal news daily, the firefight took place in the village of El Recreo in Panuco municipality, which in the northern sector of the state.

The unit came under small arms fire which was returned by the army unit, killing 10 armed suspects.

Following the end of the encounter soldiers seized 15 rifles, 10 pistols, 67 weapons magazines, 2,143 rounds of ammunition, one grenade launcher attachment, one grenade, one gas grenade and four vehicles.  Military uniforms were also found at the scene.

The VI Military Region, the parent unit of the road patrol involved in the gun battle is part of Seguro Veracruz, one of several security programs operated by Mexico's military throughout Mexico.

Seguro Veracruz is expected to survive the inauguration of the president elect Pena Nieto administration December 1st, according to Mexican news reports.

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

8 comments:

  1. What kind of bag did they use? I bet it was a big one. Who was in the wrong, the armed gun men are the Mexican Military? Seems everything I read, the Mexican Military is acting for one of the cartels. So who is the bad guys in this incident? The dead or the Army, or both, or neither? LOL
    And The Band Played On

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    1. I'm guessing you think it was the military because of the uniforms?? It's very well known that a high percentage of cartel assassins and bodyguards wear full out military gear and boots. Uniforms that are legit surplus standard issue for us and Mexican military. I know that some cowards in the military desert they're beautiful country for a few extra dollars but its very very rare for them to engage they're own you buy military for extended protection not as gunmen against authorities

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    2. Seems Chapos bribe of US$140 million to the Mexican army chief was successful and now we are seeing the methodical elimination of his rivals.

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  2. Well thats great news,especially the last paragraph.

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  3. 10 less Zetas...many more to go...#vamosejercitoMX

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  4. It great they are killing them rather than arresting them! Viva Mexican Military!

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  5. Anonymous said...

    What kind of bag did they use? I bet it was a big one. Who was in the wrong, the armed gun men are the Mexican Military? Seems everything I read, the Mexican Military is acting for one of the cartels. So who is the bad guys in this incident? The dead or the Army, or both, or neither? LOL
    And The Band Played On
    October 14, 2012 10:36 PM
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    What are you talking about "BAG"?

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  6. It refers to a body bag! It's just a phrase who cares.
    What's amazing to me is EVERYTIME these shoot outs take place it's always said a handfull of cartel members "opened fire" on the military first and were killed when military fired back. Doesn't seem logical you have a checkpoint with many heavily armed soldiers and equipment they tell you to stop or slow down to be searched if you don't YOU GET LIT UP
    That's how it works.

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