Thursday, March 27, 2014
Mexican Army dismantles narcocamps in Tamaulipas
The news website of Tamaulipas state government said that the six separate operations took place in Mier and Reynosa.
In Mier, army troops seized one AK-47 rifle, five weapons magazines and 146 rounds of ammunition. In another camp, soldiers seized two AK-47 rifles, 20 magazines and 600 rounds of ammunition.
Also in Mier, in a break called Las Morenas soldiers found seven rifles, 98 weapons magazines, 2,600 rounds of ammunition and USD $800 in cash. Nearby on a rural road, soldiers located five rifles and 2,370 rounds of ammunition.
In Reynosa, soldiers found six abandoned vehicles on Libramiento Sur, with 732 rounds of ammunition and 35 weapons magazines.
In ejido Los Longoria, also in Reynosa municipality, soldiers seized six rifles 12,676 rounds of ammunition, six kilograms of marijuana as well as gun parts.
Missing from the government report were detentions or shootout victims. In years past local drug cartels have fought hard against Mexican security force encroachment on parts of Tamaulipas, especially locations where narco training camps were established.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news or Rantburg.com and Borderlandbeat.com He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org