Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Reynosa explodes: 14 die

A total of 14 individuals, including two Policia Federal units were killed Tuesday in armed confrontations in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, according to Mexican official news accounts.

A news release published by the state government of Tamaulipas on the state website said that three separate encounters were recorded in the city.

The gunfights began at 1200 hrs in Beaty colony when an armed group attacked a Policia Federal road patrol.  Two unidentified Policia Federal agents died in the encounter, one at the scene and the other later while receiving medical attention.

An attempt by a Mexican Army unit to respond to the gunfight was attacked by armed suspects traveling aboard a Ford Lobo (F-150) pickup truck, presumably near the area of the first encounter.  Army return fire killed all four unidentified attackers.

Two others were found dead aboard two separate vehicles, hit by stray gunfire from the firefight.  Both victims were in their 20s.

Later on, a Mexican Army patrol encountered armed suspects traveling aboard a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck in Aquiles Serdan colony, killing all six by return gunfire.

Criminal gangs inside the city blocked roads to  slow security forces response to the fighting.  Blocks were reported on the Reynosa-Matamoros highway, on Bulevar Morelos in Ampliacion Rodriguez colony, Libramiento Monterrey in José Lopez Portillo colony, on Libramiento Monterrey in Las Cumbres colony,  on Bulevar Morelos in Petrolera colony and on Bulevar Hidalgo in Longoria colony.

The Mexican Army also claimed a total of 10 rifles, accessories, ammunition, weapons magazines and two vehicles were seized following the gunfights.

Fighting in Reynosa has exploded because a top drug gang leader, identified only as El Mono was executed Monday, presumably by Gulf Cartel shooters.  Cartel related messages on narcoboards indicate that the drug gangs inside the city were vowing revenge for the killing.

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

58 comments:

  1. Never Belice What the army says, there were more than 50 trucks that enteres from miguel alemán and dias.Ordaz and río bravo, 14 dead? yeah right.. I herd it was bad in anzalduas canal and some fed got hit with a 50 cal. in the waist and my cousin said there were many many more on the floo. the street was filled with blood... He said the bodies were too many to count and the soldiers wouldnt let them Take pic, I feel sorry for the people that lost their life i just hope this stuff calms down I Prat for peace in tamps

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    1. And I forgot to mention, new plaza boss is comandanteGAFE, NOT POLI, poli solo lo apollo

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    2. Si pero kien lo puso el polimenso ese cabron tiene chingos d poder cuando no Le gusta como tienen la plaza Los mata asi d facil

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  2. Man these guys are suicidal, why attack a police patrol? Wouldnt it make sense that is like stirring up a hornets nest?

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    1. These are government units corrupted by individual groups of the cdg.. all news coming from Tamaulipas is heavily sensored

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  3. Stay away from Reynosa in the foreseeable future. It looks like the rival factions of Reynosa are heading for a showdown. Commandante Polimenso and Commandante Pakito both want Reynosa plaza for themselves. Will any of the group's seek help from the outside of the plaza to help tilt the fight in their favor? Something about some groups called Ciclones and Zetas.

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    1. The Ciclones are not going to get involved. They are going to let them kill themselves and when someone is victorious but severely beaten and left with very little estacas left, the Ciclones will come to Reynosa and finish them off. They have not forgotten when the metro went to Matamoros and fucked them up.

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    2. Metros never fuck anything up in moros they got chased out of town n ambushed in the ecits out of town.

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    3. @10:30: tell me how many jobs are available in Mexico right now?

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  4. Man these guys go.to war for 200 dollars thats how fuck up life is in mexico . For only that you.risk your fucking life i am no one to say anything about them because i am hear in the usa working side by side with racist motherfuckers americans that one day they act friendly and the other very racist. And i am only making 400 bucks a week all i can say may god have marcy on us because we will pay hard for what we are doing. On the next life

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    1. Sorry to here that cuz I make 2000 $ week.

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    2. 7:44 sorry to hear ur such a douche bag cuz. You don't know if he's a 17yr old kid, or a 47 yr old dude. Either way it doesn't matter since money is only one aspect of life. Its nice to have but not everything. Your "2000/week" is toilet paper to others so don't try to put a honest man down when others can shit on you. You must have a small weiner and putting people down makes you feel better about yourself. But to everyone else you look like a pendejo. - chi town

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    3. Cheap 2000 ain't shit don't tell people your balling cause you'll make an ass of yourself make us look bad

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    4. He is talking about dollars not pesos.

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  5. Hope juan perros and sons come out on top.the worst thing for Reynosa would be for Paquito to retain conrol of that plaza.

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  6. why were they fighting the government forces if El Mono was executed by another cartel???? doesn't make sense to me unless I am missing something.

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  7. The first comment is right ! About 72 killed included 42 federales and army. The Feds got hit from the roofs with RPGs and 50s ! The Mexican Government has censor all real figures as a policy. All of Tamaulipas is real bad. Death, Destruction and abandon fill its towns and valleys.

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  8. some of the cartel guys pick on innocents, but others sure have some big balls attacking the military.

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  9. Its was more like 2000 dead from friday to yesterday the streets were filled with blood & pieces of human remains.

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  10. 2000 dead sure.

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  11. Metros cleaning up house. Don't underestimate the Metros. The are by far the strongest faction in the Gulf Cartel, also the most battle tested due to being in the front-line bringing war to the Zetas and the occasional infighting. They control the Reynosa plaza, Frontera Chica, San Fernando, el norte de Veracruz, they have the Z surronded in Fresnillo since they managed to take away and control most of the Zacatecas plaza, and Cancun. They also operate in the surrounding municipalities of Tampico and are now fighting for Edomex plazas. What helped them a lot was the defection of Talibans people and all the CT who joined their ranks. A lot of Caballeros Templarios have been absorbed into the Gulf Cartel. Ya esta hablado. La plaza Michoacana sera de el CDG otra vez. La Tuta ODIA la los Jaliscenos y Zetas, prefiere que el Golfo se quede con la plaza pero que su gente este alli para laborala y administre. La Tuta el Febrero andaba en Rio Bravo pidiendo apoyo pero los Golfos le dijeron que ya esta perdida la guerra contra la AD. That's why there hasn't been an all out war, la Tuta knows he will loose if he puts all his cards in. They just waiting for the May 10 deadline.

    GDL

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    1. I doubt reynosa is the strongest plaza in the cdg.and fuck the ct n whoever helps them

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    2. Reynosa es la plaza mas Fuerte the metros r d strongest group in cdg if not ask a zeta ask Los R, s Los delta o alos cyclones

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    3. @ GDL muy buen comentario y ese cambio y limpieza del cdg quien lo esta ordenando? Lo de madero y tampiko esta relacionado con lo de reyno? Los metros son los que traen la gente en zairo slp nuevo leon y veracruz...que va pasar con moros plaza fuerte de los ciclones? LA verda eso le ase falta al golfo tener un solo jefe y con lugartenientes con rangos en orden pero con una sola orden de un jefe. ..

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  12. once again, people grossly exagerate the carnage that is taking place in tamps.
    there is no way all these people were killed and only pictures of 5 or 6 bodies were taken. ppl from tamps. need to get a freaking job instead of sittin around making up bullshit stories.

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  13. Also la Cumbres is Cherrys Leal territory. The fatass actually goes out to fight but he has to take lorazepam if not he'll shit his pants.

    GDL

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    1. Lol that's a good one Guero

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  14. Wonder if mini lic from CDS is also in on the fight remember last month he left that narco manta in Reynosa saying they arrived to clean the plaza and was calling out z42. Mini lic is probably siding with the group that killed el mono since he was extorting and kidnapping to much just like the zetas which cds and cdg are against since they say real drug traffickers don't do all that.

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    1. I can't believe that you actually believe that mini lic guy put that banner that guy would of gout hit by either C.D.G. or Z trying to come in tamaulipas!

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  15. I'm going to Reynosa for my honeymoon this weekend. Any recommendation on a hotel around 20us a night for me and the lucky bride.
    Thanks,

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  16. April 30, 2014 at 2:18 AM
    "working side by side with racist motherfuckers americans that one day they act friendly and the other very racist"
    Errr,you wouldn't be a racist motherfucker by any chance would you?Nice one day,and racist the next day?Get the fuck outta here you silly fucker,what do you want?People to wipe your arse for you?Stop fuckin whining.You cannot call anyone racist,,believe me,you are the most racist people bar none.Silly fucker,its all in your whining heads,everyone got other things to worry about than you,get a life...Always with the negative attitude?

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  17. EPN swore a bible oath to stop the killing. Osario Chingus, agrees with everyone and PRI is taking more money and giving less apoyo. Yes, it is a new PRI. Remember this when you vote municipio, estado, or federal. Vete a la chingada.

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  18. Fuck it,its Mexico,,they hero worship these rats and cry a river when you say anything about it,,cry racist when your stating fact?The most argumentative and irrational bullshit ever,,you cant win with these idiots.Get fed up trying to make sense to these cretins who worship these fuckers shooting towns up

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  19. 2000 dead? get real.

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  20. Commandate Gera CDG was killed yesterday in all this....Chirukuas ?

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  21. There were over 70 dead in tamaulipas from sicarios to policia federales .50 cals bazookas and god knows what else tamaulipas has everything censored this state makes michoacan look like a kids park

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  22. To every death count the government gives out, add another 15 at the least

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  23. Cdg has been pretty much hanging from a thread ever since they started fighting with the zetas; the only reason cdg isn't extinct yet is because chapo was backing them up; lets see how long cdg lasts now that chapo is gone.

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  24. How many times have they blocked the streets since this started this weekend? Let's say at least 2 get killed either cartel, federales, marina o civilians such a sad situation for all of the innocent people who live there.

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  25. "Sorry to here that cuz I make 2000 $ week"
    Good for you,,,fuck these haters on here.What do we expect anyway?

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  26. Yeap in 2008 they said they were 13 or 14 dead in the first major shootout in Reynosa.. but a friend that worked in a newspaper counted 28 and that what he saw God knows if there were more....

    And when the situation was bad in N Laredo my fam use to say that they killed army people but in the news they always said that they only had injured or 1 or 2 killed at the most... wich its a shame cause they are the only ones that help innocent people

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  27. Hey you guy that live there in reynosa, this is some crazy shit. Someone needs either a remote controlled car with a camera mounted or like an rc plane or rc helo with a mounted camera. That would be the best way to see what is going down, there shouls be like a crew of people with a few of these and a few guys could cover each quadrant or wherever everything seems to be happening..this way you can send the vid to the bbc and then mexico gov would have to start playing by the rules. If people really saw the streets all fucked up instad of a cell phone that you cant see anything then people would actually take notice...I dont know why the bbc doesnt have a few peop, e there already...

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  28. 1:24 amigo anonimo, drug trafficking will survive, grameros without drugs will have to retire, their shit is not needed anymore, el PRI and pena nieto, PRESIDENTE PUÑETAS are on top now, thank you, they have bigger asses to kiss and a lot of oil and mexico to sell for the biggest kickbacks, maruchaneroz and carwashers will have to resign themselves to their new cheap azz life or die, natural selection will chose the new order for tamps, those at the top will keep sending the new osiels to prison and laughing on their way to the bank, if they don't get kidnapped, extorted and killed like mayor Galvan, which is all the mexican popoliticians deserve...

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  29. @GDL how come you have never ever ever said anything about the biggest godfathers of the drug traffickers in tamaulipas?
    politicians like former governor manuel cavazos lerma, now a federal senator working on the legally written ass raping of pemex, or tomas yarrington, ro the associates of the salinas de gortari in tamaulipas?
    those at the top are the most interesting characters, with a lot to tell, if properly aprehended and interrogated.
    also i'be been wondering why the US has been so quiet after having cavazos lerma on its lists of drug traffickers and money launderers for a long time...
    also, dick cheney had gotten the mexican government for about 560 million dollars before he even became vicepresident, on dirty deals about pemex, and nobodt ever said anything about "dirty dick" cheney or halliburton, like nothing gets said about the ass raping they did to the US on the iraq war I or on the second coming of the iraq war II , after selling them poison gasses with the good services of Donald Rumsfeld, the man most desperately trying to show president Obama and swift-boated John Kerry how real men behave in international affairs, right up there with stepdad raped Karl Rove and associated chickenhawks, now suffering staggering economic loses of billions and billions of dollars because Obama don't know how to respect whitey...but the point was Manuel Cavazos Lerma, at least, thanks...

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  30. April 30, 2014 at 10:51 PM
    -LOOONG COMMENT WARNING! feeble minded pussies stay away-
    No shit Sherlock,you dont do short do you,oh shit heres his racist bile spewing out?
    Whoda thunk it,i wish BB had a line policy to shut this prick up?
    BDN might suit your outlook a bit better?

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  31. Manuel Cavazos Lerma,,did you all get that?Just making sure for our hysterical friend.

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  32. "April 30, 2014 at 10:51 PM "
    This guy is fuckin spooky,he a scary motherfucker he just cant stop his verbal diarrhea,are you taking some sort of hallucinogenic?Plus hes going the way of every freak and using race as an argument?Imagine living next door to this weirdo?I bet people run away from him,dont lend him your ear,you get it back looking like a fuckin cauliflower....

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  33. GDL
    Dude id say that wasnt far from the truth or he is fucked in the head.He always looks as though he starin at something everyone else caint see.Blitzed off his bean..Same with Acido dude always got a kaya hangin off his lip.He been arrested i seen somewhere?

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  34. How is racist rants let on to the page ? Lets all start calling each other racist names,,,great.Leave it the Mexicans to start the race card on BORDERLAND

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  35. READERS
    you need to give time and date when referring to a post, and complaining.
    in fact even when responding to one.

    It does not transfer to the comment when they are posted after moderation when you simply reply. need to type the ate and time.

    I don't see all the comments, if there is an issue just tell me and remember the date and time

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  36. May 1, 2014 at 8:21 PM
    Most people aren't interested in that. But I know everything you are talking about.

    GDL

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  37. talking about a situation that happens at work, withna special set of people does not mean "racism", that a little statement like that drives someone to such hysteric rants and to become a jihadista kamikaze for "his race's" side is kind of tragic if it wasn't so comic.
    these days, we can't talk about any tax evading communist cult posing as a religion, or about anyting that offends the false prophets without being made the bad guy for talking, never mind the real perpetrators of the worse acts against humanity, anywhere in the world, specially in free speechland without free speech, never mind talking about the nazis, these days only honoring them nazis is the only accepted practice and politically correct, all along with the new capitalist jesus of the neoliberals...

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  38. chivaaa! i love you, no problem, i understand it's my fault for stooping to the intelectual level of a souppository, i can be smarter than that, and will try harder.
    it is a pity that truth, being no sin, stings so bad, i got into the habit from
    A PEN WARMED UP IN HELL, a book i'll try to find again, about some american writer whose name i don't remember right now, along with erskine caldwell, h l mencken,will rogers, and other great american writers who captivated me in mexico, where i started learning my english and exciting writing; i confess i do write for my detractors and get inspired by them too, but i'll try not to test your bounds again my dear!!! :-) :-) :-)
    XOXOXOXO very much, promise...

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  39. 9:27 GDL thanks for bothering to answer.
    i'm surprised i'm not the only one, IMAGINE.
    the root of all the murdering not just in mexico, needs to be brought out, it may die when exposed to the light, it may surprise you how many people would like to know why their loved ones died like they died, and the tortured got tortured, but i will not push it with you or anyone, you is up to you, thanks again and have it nice GDL

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  40. May 3, 2014 at 11:28 AM
    Very strange cat...

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  41. @bla blah blaaah! just compare GDL's response to those of serial kitty litterer; diagnosis, hairball. grade D-

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  42. I was planning to cross at Reynosa tomorrow (Sat) but maybe I'll drive on to Laredo. Good grief!!

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