Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article
[ Subject Matter: CCTV network, Tamaulipas
Recommendation: see link to previous decommissioning]
Reporter: Proceso Redaction
For the second occasion in less than a month, the Police have dismantled an network of video cameras put up by narco's in the frontier city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas.
On this occasion, the network comprised of 39 video cameras from which organized criminals that operate in Reynosa can monitor and react to the Military Forces and the Police.
The decommissioning of the equipment was carried out on the night of Thursday 17th of June, after one of the alleged technicians was surprised by the Police while he was fitting a camera to a post located on the corner of Calle Purificacion, in the Doctores Colonia.
In a communication, the Group for Coordination in Tamaulipas detailed that some subjects declared that they had installed 38 other cameras around distinct areas of Reynosa, utilised by the criminal group to monitor the activities, deployment and operations of Military and Federal Forces, and State Police in the frontier Town.
With this information, the Police decommissioned every one of the cameras. The video cameras and the two technicians were detained, their names were not given, they remain at the disposition of the Public Ministry of the Federation.
This past 22nd of May, elements of the Tamaulipas Force and the Army, dismantled another network of video cameras installed by criminals in Reynosa. On that occasion they decommissioned 39 cameras from 52 specific points of the city, they were operated by computer, both wired and wireless networks.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso