Friday, July 22, 2016

Río Bravo: Armed Group Attacks Federal Police; 7 Dead




Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat

Federal police forces belonging to the Federal Forces Division were attacked Wednesday by an armed convoy in the municipality of Río Bravo, resulting in a bloody battle that left seven armed men dead.

This new wave of violence raised the death toll to 33 during the last three weeks in Ciudad Victoria, Río Bravo and Valle Hermoso, accounting for shootouts against troops and executions arising from the drug war that drug gangs carry out.

The epicenter of the fighting occurred Wednesday at approximately 16:00 hours in the public land Raúl Muñiz (Plan del Alazán), south of the town of Santa Apolonia, when federal police were carrying out ground reconnaissance and detected four vehicles manned by armed civilians, signaling them to stop.

The Tamaulipas Coordination Group (GCT) confirmed that crew members of three vehicles managed to escape, while the ones from the fourth vehicle began to attack the federal police, “who in defense of their lives, repelled the attack and shot dead seven of the suspects who until now, remain unidentified.”

The federal police reported no casualties or injuries on their side.  There weren’t any arrests from the criminal group.

At the scene, according to the GCT report, a truck was secured that was manned by the now deceased, as well as four rifles with their respective magazines, cartridges, and other items that were made available to the federal public ministry.




By Air and Land

After the confrontation, air and ground support moved in.

A resident of the area confirmed to El Mañana that a convoy of 25 police vehicles with military troops and state police on board concentrated on the area located within the boundaries of Reynosa and Río Bravo.

In Reynosa, sources from the attorney general’s office had previously confirmed that seven subjects had been killed, but because of the responsibility of the jurisdiction, it corresponds to the neighboring municipality staff; it needs to attest to the facts and the recovery of the bodies.

Witnesses reported the presence of dozens of military and federal police in the main street of the public land and even reported that two helicopters had descended to an adjacent area of the plaza.

The Background

In the most recent incident in Río Bravo, on June 26, a persecution of navy forces and three vehicles with armed men left two men dead and one wounded.

The events were derived from an anonymous tip warning that in the gap #111, there was a vehicle that was selling stolen hydrocarbons from a pipeline owned by Pemex.



Source: El Mañana

26 comments:

  1. @Valor. You are putting up a lot of great stories. Thank you and keep it up.

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    1. @Valor yea thank you for your time Valor

      ~~~el spaceio~~~

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  2. The moment police and government stop making deals with criminals things will start to get better. It will take time and lives but that is the only way. Nobody respects mexican police not even themselves.

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  3. Why sanitize the photos?
    --This shit looks like one more mass murdering execution, and I hope the videos of the other "55 wehicles full of dangerous sicarios members of organized crime and drug traffickers and talibanes communists and isis members that escaped" can be seen soon, because I don't believe any of this bullshit, and by the way, the dead look like they were in no position to attack anybody, much less "ambush" the poor military or try to stop them at gunpoint with BB guns...

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    1. Its a power play bro. One side pays the authorities to take out the other guys. Is not thing new to the drug game.

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    2. They died of natural causes.... And when one dies of natural causes it is difficult for them to repel or look line they are repelling an atack...... They are dead how should they look........ El piensalo

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  4. Another fake encounter by Mexican Police.

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  5. Kind of Ironic how the Goverment never has any casualties whatsoever. I find it strange that not even a stray bullet from these delinquents, some being ex militants, have ever hit goverment officials. To me these stories don't add up. I bet the media isn't covering the whole story.

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    1. 10:15 The media is COVERING UP the whole story, just feed the people enuff to appear the their "heroics are up and working",
      --the mexican military only allows sanitized news out, but they don't know how to stage their crime scenes right yet...

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  6. So that guy on the 2nd pic was carrying a vest put wasn't carrying it on? The AR doesn't have a rear sight. the position of the rifle and the position of his dead body dont add up. Looks like he was trying to not die rather then fighting. Anyways who gives a fuck! Mexicos president sure doesn't.

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    1. Exactly, yet in these scenarios where supposedly the Mexican military is ambushed always have more casualties on the other side. These stories don't add up. I've looked hard lately for an article where any goverment officials end up with more casualties, but have hardly found any. The media only shares what they want to share.

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  7. 7 : 0 , not bad result for the police.
    It is actually much better than the late results for police in USA.

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  8. Pic1: guy was getting out of the car as he was shot im the head
    Pic2: neatly placed ar15 and army issue vest guy was cowering in the floorboard as he was executed
    Pic3: obvious victim was kneeling as he was shot in the back of the head
    This stinks of an extrajudicial execition

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  9. Man the way the mexican forces plant weapons is so consistent that they must be having a very special planting-weapons-manual.

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  10. The body counts on these scumbag cockroaches needs to get higher. Such unskilled killers going against pros lol i hope many more cartel scum are killed on a daily basis

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  11. What do they hope to achieve when attacking Federales or the Army?

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    1. Not sure they have a lot of choice, these guys are cannon fodder for the cartels. If you work for a cartel and you don't do what you are told, instant death is what you get. Each faction of the CdG that is at war with its neighbour factions, must patrol its own borders to prevent incursions into their territory.

      These guy were told to patrol a particular area, when they saw the Federals, they will normally fire one burst to try and disable the Federal vehicle, at the tyres or water radiator, then flee. They got caught, and yes were probably executed by the Marines.

      They accept their fate, just as any soldier does, its a danger of the profession, that you may have to use violence and or die yourself from violence. The Marines seem to have dropped what most are doing, dealing with the symptoms, and are going for what they see is the cure, to wipe them out, but violence begets more violence, and using violence doesn't tackle the reason as to why these guys and girls, cartel members, are happy to die for literally nothing, if not metaphorically nothing.

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    2. Well if they are willing to die for almost nothing. Then they and their bosses should be WIDPED OUT.

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    3. Cartel members do not rutinely attack the mexican military.
      --the military rutinely attack innocent people, and in this case, used incendiary devices to murder the "suspects blamed" of being kidnappers, I highly doubt kidnappers would be throwing murdered kidnapping victims during the day time.
      The military are just cooking up this case again.

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  12. No police injuries....the other group started firing first?...all men in the car were killed....hmmmm....the Federales must be really lucky, huh? No shell casings visible in the photos of the bodies.

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  13. 7 people in one truck , decided to fight the feds with 4 guns? Something isn't right on this story.

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    1. 6:26 The other trucks "waited until the murdered guys attacked the melitary first "and then sped away from the ambush scene".so fast that they accomplished their escape, maybe Flash Gordon or Green Lantern let them use their speed running shoes, while 5he heroic military could not pursue the "escaping kidnappers because they had to protect the crime scene" with yellow tape...

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  14. This is like another planet. Hearing how some media is muzzled by government/cartels do most Mexicans not know these epic killings/torture happen daily? It is sickening. @9:58pm true sanitised photos doesn't show the real gore but I'm sure lots of readers myself included couldn't stomach seeing it...more often than not I have to peek slowly between my fingers at pictures and many I skip altogether. Thank goodness BB exists otherwise who'd know...?!

    _Canadian girl

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  15. What is the deal with those "702"?

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  16. In 2013 more than 50 federal police were killed by drug traffickers in the state of Michoacan, but it never made the mainstream media. The media wants the population to think these guys are heroes, but in fact all they do is patrol the streets until they see an infraction or someone with US plates. Then as usual ask for money to let you go. I remember one time in Juarez I had to give them 10,000 pesos to let me go because supposedly the serial numbers on my car didn't match up, but they didn't even let me see them. And yet you call these pieces of shit heroes.

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  17. And you paid them that much without even settling on a price?Are you crazy?No wonder they go after people with US plates:it's the lottery for them!

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