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Elements of the Army and Agents of the PGR, discovered a winery on the Carretera Reynosa-Rio Bravo, where members of organised crime were manufacturing narco tanks.
In one communication, Sedena and the PGR add that in the interior of the winery, they found 14 vehicles, 8 of those were or were being converted into narco tanks.
After securing the vehicles, elements of Sedena found a man with radios that receive the frequency of the Military, he fled into the winery grounds, located in the stretch of Federal highway number 2, towards Reynosa-Rio Bravo at the 74.8 kilometre mark said the authorities.
As well as the vehicles, the Military found magazines for AK47, 495 rounds of 7.62 x 39, 46 rounds of .308 winchester, and four rounds of .50 browning used in Barrett sniper rifles or M2 (Ma Deuce) .50 calibre machine guns which they mount onto vehicles.
Below is a publication featuring narco tanks-it is a collaboration of Borderland Beat (Chivis), Insight Crime and Small Wars Journal (Dr Robert Bunker)
According to the authorities, in different parts of the winery, they found machines and materials for converting vehicles into narco tanks.
This incident is the second on the road known as La Riberena. In June of 2011 the authorities took possession of another at Camargo, where the armoured trucks known as "monsters" were being built.
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It is said that these vehicles are utilised by criminal groups to escort drugs shipments through the Tamaulipas breaches, and avoid robbery of loads by rival groups.
In the courtyards of the 8th Military zone in Reynosa , Sedena has stored about fifty so called " Monsters", secured from different areas of the state.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso