Wednesday, April 23, 2014

7 die in Tamaulipas -- UPDATED

Updated with revised, confirmed death toll
 
By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com
Even as officials with the state government of Tamaulipas proudly trumpeted their role in a peaceful Semana Santa or Holy Week, seven individuals have been killed in Tamaulipas since Tuesday as shootouts continue in southern regions of the state, according to officials and Mexican news accounts.

A late news release published on the website of Tamaulipas said that seven unidentified individuals were killed in two confrontations in San Fernando municipality Tuesday afternoon.

According to the report, a Mexican naval infantry road patrol came under small arms fire coming from a convoys near the village of Carbajal.

Marine counterfire struck and killed five suspects, and presumably the rest of the occupants in the convoy managed to escape.  Marines seized a number of contraband in the aftermath including five rifles, one semiautomatic pistol, a tube grenade launcher, four grenades, 39 weapons magazines, 947 rounds of ammunition and a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV.

A second incident took place at around 1640 hrs  in San Fernando proper in Guillermo Guajardo colony on Avenida Division del Norte when a separate Mexican marine road patrol attempted a traffic stop of four men traveling aboard a Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV.  Occupants in the vehicle opened fire on the marines.  Three of the occupants escaped the scene while the fourth was killed by marine gunfire.

A short distance away, an unidentified man in his 70s was found dead inside his Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.  According to the official report, another man unidentified in the news account told prosecutors that he had been the driver of the truck, and that the victim had been hit by stray gunfire.

News has emerged in the wake of the end of Semana Santa that shootings and intergang firefights are on the rise in southern Tamaulipas municipalities.
According to a report which appeared in El Manana news daily,  several gunfights have taken place since Tuesday in Tampico municipality.

According to the report as of Wednesday morning, official reports have yet to surface as to killed and wounded despite the fact that shootouts continue.

Citing the text of tweets of a local Televisa affiliate, shootouts were reported in Del Pueblo colony which took place Tuesday at 1430 hrs, and on Avenida Universidad at 1530 hrs.  No reports were of dead or wounded.  The report said the shootouts were simultaneous.

Later reports are of shootouts in Laderas de Vista Bella colony as well, including detonations of grenades at a residence, and in Cascajal colony where a Nissan X-terra was immolated.

That evening shootouts were reported in Tampico near the intersection of calles 2 de Enero and Heroes de Chapultepec at around 17:00 hrs, and near the intersection of calles Matienzo y José de Escandon in Zona Centro.

For their part, the state government of Tamaulipas reported a shootout between a Mexican Army road patrol and armed suspects in the southern municipality of Aldama Monday afternoon.

That incident took place at around 1740 hrs, but resulting in the capture of four suspects.  Contraband seized included five rifles, magazines, ammunition, personal quantities of marijuana, tactical gear, communication equipment and the vehicle.

The same report mentions that a Mexican Army unit located two abandoned vehicles in Santo Niño colony, inside of which were found ammunition, weapons magazines and several incendiary devices, probably Molotov cocktails.

Meanwhile in Reynosa municipality a Mexican Army unit located and seized arms and ammunition in Hacienda Las Fuentes colony Tuesday.  According to an official report, soldiers seized 41 rifles, two grenades, 22,334 rounds of ammunition,  weapons magazines and tactical gear.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and Borderlandbeat.com  He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com

35 comments:

  1. It's hard to believe that only five died with that many shootouts. Probably more like 20 or 30 dead.

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  2. That's it? 9 people were killed just in chicago alone over the weekend. Tamapoulas is looking pretty peaceful to me now.

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    1. Chicago my ass Detroit has always been a worse city than chitown if u go by murder rate

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  3. Why the news blackout about sheriff lupe trevino commander jose pedilla and drug cartel frontman gonzalez? not to mention trevinos son jonathan and all the other police and sheriff deputies arrested and pled guilty from the now disbanded panama drug interdiction unit.

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  4. no the dumb ares are just killing one another

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  5. texas governor georgie w bush, was real busy corrupting the corrupt governors of tamaulipas, oil, drugs and weapons, the bigger money makers of the world moving all over texas/mexico border, with a "no pasaran" foreign imported steel fence on the west US.
    once the US druglords were done making a good enough bunch of money, the kingpins of the drug trade in northeast mexico got to go to prison and the banks and US government took most of their money, and got to appear to be the good guys...
    --CORRUPT mexican and US government officials never get denounced, investigated, or sent to prison.
    --their money never gets expropriated, even if it has not been laundered..
    --their legal investments, never get investigated, much less prosecuted
    --thanks a lot, corrupt US and mexican governments, for bringing to us your greedy blessings, to make money from war, oil, drugs and weapons, the best biggest money makers in the world...

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  6. I hope Tamps quiets down in time for the Children's Day party in Ciudad Victoria. There will be clowns, raffle prizes, mechanical rides, and gifts for all the children. Admission is free. Thank goodness the world still has kind people who do this kind of stuff for kids. Where would we be without them?
    http://www.proceso.com.mx/?p=370459

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  7. 12:33 - No, Tamaulipas is blowing up with hundreds of dead in recent weeks; just follow the many other narco-related websites. A number of traditional news providers, and Borderland Beat, more-or-less, have been scared away from covering Northeast Mexico. Think of it this way: The Zetas, Mexico's most powerful cartel runs the show there. CDG, wanting to survive, has turned to ultra-violence. Do the math.

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  8. u r rite Chicago is justs has bad

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  9. Does that Mexican Army base/checkpoint still exist as you enter San Fernando from the south on Hwy 180 ?

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  10. Mira. El Jefe esta control and el Sur de Tamp con el Puerto y nosotros Los ponieron en Miguel Aleman. No ay Dinero y Te Nemo hambre. El 14 Los dice Que Se van a composer Las cosas. Yo ya me voyage para roma.

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  11. El Farmero get 10 life sentences for the Juarez killings according to eldario de chihuehua.

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  12. April 24, 2014 at 12:35 PM
    "and Borderland Beat, more-or-less, have been scared away from covering Northeast Mexico"
    Do you actually believe that shit you wrote?You tell us how BB is going to get news from Tatatamaulipas?Why don't you tell us whats going on if you know so much?BB and Chivis would love to be able to keep people up to date,but how the fuck do they do that?Why don't you go to Tampico and relay all the news back to BB?Why the fuck would BB be scared to report anything?Your talking some major boolshit,oh i know"its all a conspiracy"i swear man,there really are some fuckin weirdos here.

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  13. for a long time, whenever gang bosses want to extort a crime prevention from the city of chekagah, they send their sicarios to do some killings, the city always yields to the demands for crime prevention.
    regulations to control weapons in the city of chekagah, and local ordinances, were fought and defeated by the NRA, the federal government, the gun lobby, that bought enough votes to pass the necessary laws to defeat any attempts to control guns.
    now the republicans and the gun lobby are criticizing the president of the US, and chekagah for murders and shootouts.

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    1. We all know that an unarmed community is easier to intimidate and victimize as in the case of Michoacan. It would make sense for crime bosses to want communities unarmed since they won't give up their guns irregardless of the laws and law abiding citizens.

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  14. Good job MEXICO!!!

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  15. the check is up off and on it depend who the cartel pays off

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  16. do ur business leave my family alone

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  17. @3:27" Chivis, herself, has written recently Tamps news sources have imposed a narco-news black out on themselves for about the past ten years. As your English teacher told you time and again, you cannot do you homework if you have not done your reading, Ace.

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  18. at 3:14 PM
    "Mira. El Jefe esta control and el Sur de Tamp con el Puerto y nosotros Los ponieron en Miguel Aleman"
    Keep yo mofuckin head down hermano and be cool,thanks for any updates on this thing,tener cuidado señores

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  19. @6:45 take it easy before you have an aneurism! BB doesn't need you to speak for them.

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  20. tamaulipas state heroic governor Tomas Yarrington used to fly weekly or more often in his BIG plane to the US STATE OF TEXAS, to "see" his compadre, governor GEORGIE W BUSH, i am sure Yarrington's plane was never checked for "exotic" cargo. just another goofy operation on the bush crime family that comes up, from Zetas/la Compañia, CIA, land
    now both governors don't know each other, and they don't know anything about each other, snow white stays raped and still gets trafficked around.
    the other cocaine kingpin's state of florida, also bought and paid for by the bush crime family, and the savings and loans scandals, financial frauds, ENRON...you don't want to see the whole list, do you?
    it's all well, as long as the dead are from the mexican side, poor broke ass grameros/maruchaneros, who cares? not the US weapons dealers, manufacturers or politicians

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    1. Don't forget the Zapata Offshore Drilling Oil Company in the Corpus Christi, TX - Port Aransas, TX area, owned 50% by the Bush family and 50% by an Iraqi Oil Company of which Sadam Hussein's grandfather was owner and president. And the Bush's compound, a fortified mansion in Kennebunkport, Maine, paid in full with money sent by the Mombasa (Africa) First Bank.

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    2. And the Yarrington Road, a main street just south of Austin, TX, about 12 miles south, named by Governor George W Bush after his compadre Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba visited him at the Texas State Capitol.

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  21. April 24, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Dude get a grip on reality, there are no 100s of dead in Tamaulipas, everytime a shootout happens in tamulipas people like to grossly exagerate the number of dead. If that many people were being murdered like you say believe me that we would see evidence of these hundreds of dead bodies. With the amount of electronic devices that people (even in 3rd world countries) have there is no way that we wouldn't have evidence of this. The pictures i've seen of the shootout in tampico, or reynosa or matamoros only show about 10 dead bodies at the most. ppl in tamaulipas need to find shit to do instead of making up stories. no one is scared of going to the NE mexico and doing coverage, it's just that no really cares when other parts of Mexico are evidently worse than tamps.

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    1. U have no idea what are talking about, shut ur pie hole..... tamaulipas is a dangerous place , no different than countries in afrika were warlords are always killing people that they see as threats, civilian , gov, other cartels, and anything that looks suspicious. Please if u dont have any knowledge , please refrain yourself , of writtin things here that, misinformed people ,I go all time, and theres always tension in the atmosphere, and frekin shootouts that last 1,2 hours.,so please dont talk smack ... about domethimg u dont know, sincerly. A mexican

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  22. Zetas are no more with omar at the helm suprised they lasted this long. They have never been the most powerful cartel of anything maybe the most out going if to say it nicely

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  23. Omar Trevino (Z42) killed in Guatamala

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  24. Omar trevino was not killed. BDN fabricates many of their posts are BS
    I doubted he would be in Guate or drive a high profile car. Zetas are not like CDS...they refrain from being flashy

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    1. A si es Chivis BDN publica puro "panocheo".Para sacar views en su paginucha de quinta.

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  25. Did anyone see this--- McALLEN — An Hidalgo man with deep ties to the Gulf Cartel McALLEN — An Hidalgo man with deep ties to the Gulf Cartel has been sentenced to life in prison following his conviction on has been sentenced to life in prison following his conviction on drug conspiracy and money laundering charges. drug conspiracy and money laundering charges.

    Wednesday morning, 38-year-old Daniel “El Comandante” Wednesday morning, 38-year-old Daniel “El Comandante” Nuñez went before U.S. District Judge Randy Crane, who Nuñez went before U.S. District Judge Randy Crane, who handed down the stiff sentence, noting that the conspiracy led handed down the stiff sentence, noting that the conspiracy led by Nuñez was a significant conspiracy that had been active for by Nuñez was a significant conspiracy that had been active for a long time, a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office a long time, a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office shows. -el30

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  26. Ya no se ha hablado mucho del R1. Solo se comento que estaba en Victoria asiendole frente a los zetas. Alguin tambien comento que ya no era R1 que era rey de reyes o tenia otra clave o que ya no eran los rojos pero que todavia seguia con el CDG. Con todo lo que esta pasando ahorita, que papel juega R1 en todo esto? Es jefe de alguna estaca? Con quien esta aliado? Con ciclones, metros etc etc....pregunto porque de todos los jefes que se oian mentar del 2010 para aca que eran de cuando yo empese a escuchar y ver sus videos ya estan muertos o en la carcel. Solo se conocian por sus nombres como Puma, Nectar, tony tormenta, juanillo carrisales, wicho, polimenso, panochitas, cierra, gringo, coss, comandante diablo o como los grupos cyclones, metros, alfas, deltas, rojos, escorpiones etc etc...Al parecer ya no se habla mucho de estos grupos o personajes. Ahora se escucha que dragones, la sheila, el chevis o algo asi. Al pareser es pura gente nueva o que no eran nada conocidos. Al parecer solo R1 queda de esa vieja escuela ya que no se a escuchado nada de el. Sea lo que sea, hojale que se compongan las cosas en tamaulipas.

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  27. at 10:07 AM
    "@6:45 take it easy before you have an aneurism! BB doesn't need you to speak for them"
    Shit man,too late,im writing this from the hospital.Where are you?Tampico reporting for BB ?

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  28. I agree they're not flashy but there're fucking stupid besides the zetas already bought off some of Guatemala's officials and generals like the CDS

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  29. @April 25, 2014 at 11:59 PM,

    Show me evidence and then open your mouth!!! You are just another tamaulimeco that has nothing to do but make up bs stories to add some drama to your little life in tamps. I'm not sayin that tamps is a walk in the park but these claims of 100s dead in shootouts are simply not true!! everytime there is a shootout in tamps people exagerate the number of dead.. and only 4 good pics at the most circle around the internet depicting the exact same dead bodies.. if a 100 ppl died believe that would make news outside of your shithole state no matter how censored the media is there... the civilians would take the initiative to take the pictures and do the coverage... when there is action in michoacan or guerrero pictures and evidence are shown of the gruesome details.. when the 3 day battle in Choix Sinaloa took place and over 50 sicarios were killed there was enough evidence and pictures to somehow calculate that the reported death toll was some what true... in that case of any tamps shootout the pictures show the same 3 bodies from different angles and claims of some 30 ppl dead... im not saying that the situation isn't bad but please get a grip of reality

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