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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Army Arrests 16 After Miguel Alemán Shootout

Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas — Mexican army soldiers arrested 16 suspected drug cartel members during a shootout Saturday that left three gunmen dead.

Details emerged late Sunday night about the Saturday evening attack in Miguel Alemán, across the Rio Grande from Roma.

Gunmen attacked the soldiers as they patrolled the Villa del Mar neighborhood about 8 p.m. Saturday, the Mexican defense ministry said in a statement.

Besides the three slain and 16 arrested gunmen, soldiers also seized 32 rifles, one pistol, more than 7,000 rounds of ammunition and six vehicles.

Defense ministry officials did not say whether any soldiers were injured or killed during the street battle.

Authorities also found six vehicles that had been shot Monday morning in Camargo, across the border from Rio Grande City.

Police said the half dozen vehicles appeared to have been left after a shootout between two groups of gunmen, according to a Tamaulipas state police statement. No bodies were found near the abandoned vehicles.

In Valle Hermoso, southwest of Brownsville, state police said they found the body of a man who had been shot to death. Police continue to investigate that homicide.

As of late Monday evening, no incidents of violence were reported by city officials in Reynosa.


  1. Nice organized coverage Iliana..


  2. QUESTION...RE: sentence - authorities also found six vehicles. were they found in camargo or miguel aleman? since the topic of this post is about 16men arrested in miguel aleman. i am assuming just cross checking. XG alamo texas

  3. From above:
    "Authorities also found six vehicles that had been shot Monday morning in Camargo, across the border from Rio Grande City."

    She is covering several shootings in the general area of Tamaulipas, with emphasis on Miguel Aleman, that is how I read it.

  4. People on the side of the US must be worried about whats going on the border of mexico and should contact their congressmen about doing something to help us Mexican People because that could be a major problem for their own National Security. These Mafia Cartels are real dangerous people and they are stopping for nothing. US are supplying arms and money for them to keeping growing stronger..


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