Tuesday, June 4, 2013
7 die in Tamaulipas
A news report which was posted on the online edition of Grupo Informador said the victims were found in three narcofosas, or burial pits in Abasolo municipality May 30th in Guadalupe ejido.
A unit of the Mexican 8th Military Zone located the graves last Wednesday. The victims had been dead for about a year. One of the dead was reportedly a woman.
Abasolo is roughly halfway between Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas and San Fernando. It is on Tamaulipas Highway 38.
Meanwhile in Ciudad Victoria, an intergang firefight had led to the securing of weapons and ammunition, according to Mexican news accounts.
A news account which appeared on the website of Milenio news daily said the gunfight took place Monday at around 1655 hrs near the intersection of Calle 5 Ceros and Bulevar Praxedis Balboa between armed suspects.
The news report said he shooters were in two different vehicles, one Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and a compact sedan.
The gunfight took place in Horacio Teran colony and ended in Moderna colony. A Mexican Army road patrol located a GMC Acadia where weapons were found.
Two rifles and six weapons magazines as well as a quantity of ammunition were seized.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org