Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
Members of the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) took down seven alleged members of a criminal group operating in the region of Ribereña, in the state of Tamaulipas.
In a statement, the Tamaulipas Coordination Group (GCT) reported that on March 19th, in the municipality of Nueva Ciudad Guerrero, members of SEMAR were attacked by gunmen, and in repelling the attack, they took down seven of them.
According to the GCT, the attack occurred at kilometer 15 of the highway Nueva Ciudad Guerrero, Tamaulipas, on the border with the municipality of Parás, Nuevo León, where the marines were carrying out ground reconnaissance.
Upon arriving at the location, they were suddenly attacked by armed individuals who were traveling in several vehicles, they then proceeded to repel the attack in defense of their lives.
In a breach that is located about three kilometers from the starting point of the attack, the bodies of the seven attackers were left; two were identified as Miguel Ángel López Zárate, originally from Sinaloa, and José Luis Luna Garza, a native of Parás, Nuevo León.
The rest escaped into the mountains, abandoning several weapons, supplied with their magazines, as well as other objects, according to the statement of the GCT.