Subject Matter: Reynosa, Cartel del Golfo
Recommendation: No prior subject matter knowledge required
Various chases and shootouts between elements of the Marines and a group of armed men ended in a confrontation which left eight people dead.
The events took place in the Villa Florida Colonia, Vallas del Roble, Paseo Residencial and Los Granjas.
|Click to enlarge, location of incident|
The Marines, at all times, counted on the support of area surveillance from a helicopter, which according to witness, was fired upon by the armed group.
The Las Granjas Colonia was the location of the final firefight in which the eight alleged members of organized crime were taken down.
|Las Granjas Colonia is shaded blue in this image|
Yesterday in Ciudad Victoria, the Tamaulipas Group for Coordination had a meeting to evaluate the integral security program for the State, with the Government Secretary, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong.
The functionary affirmed that its necessary to redouble its forces and not to lower their guard if they are to have the possibility of recuperating the tranquility of the area.
Reynosa Follow on twitter carries some videos which I have linked in below, they show the low flying Marine Blackhawks. They also comment on road blocks thrown up in the area of the incident in Las Granjas Colonia. Reynosa follow also comments that the Colonia is a known point of sale of drugs, by criminals.
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