Subject Matter: Marines vs Narco chase and shootout
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The events occurred in Tamaulipas, where Los Zetas and the Cartel del Golfo operate.
Reporter: Israel Beltran Baez
A video showing a confrontation between elements of the Marina and members of a criminal group in Tamaulipas surfaced today.
In the clip of a little more than two minutes, one can observe the marines chasing at van at high speed, but they do not shoot because of the presence of civilians.
Moments after. their vehicle leaves the road and they open fire and you can hear the sound of gunfire. The video could have been filmed by a body camera or a helmet camera used by the Mexican marines. The vehicle in which they are travelling appears to the be the second in a formation chasing the armed men.
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The details of the video have not been released to keep the anonymity of the military troops who are not officially allowed to video or photograph their activities.
According to the outlet Sinembargo, residents of Tamaulipas have stated that such shoot outs have become an everyday event, because Los Zetas and the Cartel del Golfo continue operating in the area.