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Friday, March 30, 2012

Army Finds Large Arsenal in Coahuila

Army troops found 50 assault rifles, ammunition and other weapons in an abandoned vehicle in northern Mexico, the Defense Secretariat said.

Soldiers seized 40 AK-47 assault rifles, nine AR-15 assault rifles and an M-16 assault rifle, as well as a grenade launcher and more than 11,000 rounds of ammunition, the secretariat said.

The arms and ammunition were found Tuesday in San Juan de Sabinas, a city in the border state of Coahuila, inside an abandoned gas tanker, the secretariat said.

Coahuila is one of the areas where Los Zetas, considered Mexico’s most violent drug cartel, operates.

Los Zetas was founded in 1999 by Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, known as “El Lazca,” and three other army deserters, all members of an elite special operations unit.

The criminal organization started out as the armed wing of the Gulf cartel, but the two gangs later had a falling out.

After several years on the payroll of the Gulf cartel, Los Zetas went into the drug business on their own account and now control several lucrative territories.

President Felipe Calderon declared war on Mexico’s drug cartels shortly after taking office in December 2006.

Calderon has deployed tens of thousands of soldiers and Federal Police officers across the country to combat drug cartels and other criminal organizations.

Mexico’s drug war death toll stood at 47,515 from December 2006 to Sept. 30.

The murder total has grown every year of Calderon’s military offensive against the well-funded, heavily armed drug cartels.

Unofficial tallies published in December by independent daily La Jornada put the death toll from Mexico’s drug war at more than 50,000.

Source: EFE


  1. Realmente en el poblado en donde fue encontrado el cargamento se llama "Agujita" super pequeña la poblacion y encontrar algo asime imagino que para los residentes habra sido algo impactante...a lo que ha llegado nuestro Coahuila.

  2. Arturo guzman decena started the zetas, he was z1. Lazcano steped up when guzman decena was killed in a fire fight with authoraties. It doesnt matter the group he started with trained elite soldiers has turned into a bunch of cowards with rifles all of them can die slow.

  3. Good job getting rid of tools of distruction,keep it up !!

  4. none of these look to be American manufactured

  5. Whenz the real war gona begin?

  6. AK 47 don't exist anymore, the latest version is the AK 74, and the AK 76 coming into play next year!

    1. Ak 47 dont exist are they instinct you are a joke quit acting like a gun expert

  7. Very Ominous!! These terrorist Traitor cartel gangbangers are WAY, WAY out of control and are aquiring these tools of Terror. If a Loop is not tied around thier filty necks soon it will take The Militaries of Mexicos neighbors to Crush this these worthless common criminals.

  8. Man,its pretty hard to say AK47,dont exist anymore?Them motherfuckers have killed more people than fuckin malaria.They are one naughty ass weapon,made to make mincemeat out of flesh.They break bones,nearly blow arms off."When you positively have to kill every motherfucker in the room,the AK is the choice of weapon"We know what you mean,i think,by saying that.They are not actually still producing with that name?I don't know for sure,but basically they all the same inside.Whatever,they are a brutal weapon.

  9. @ Anonymous said...
    March 31, 2012 12:16 PM

    ok know so much "we" know where the guns come from just who is "we".. besides i said manufactured...nothing about where they came from

    it was only one short sentence..imagine how confused you would have gotten if there had of been two ..or god forbid ..a paragraph

    just stay down...8 9 10

  10. LOL, they can track every cell phone by the chip inside, but these guys don't realize they are tracking the weapons the same way? Damn, when are they going to wise up and get their weapons from a reliable source that is not trying to double cross them? Are they that stupid?

  11. I wonder how many are from Holder?

  12. Buggs, I think you or the Secretariat of Defense may have gotten your cities wrong. I could be mistaken, but I think the seizure took place in Sabinas, not San Juan de Sabinas. Sabinas is a small city of maybe 60,000 about 10 miles south of Nuevo Rosita. San Juan de Sabinas is a municipality (county) adjacent to Sabinas. There is a village of San Juan de Sabinas about 10 miles west of Rosita. The day of the seizure there was talk all over the street about the seizure of the truck, a army helicopter circling at treetop height, and the "Termogas" tanker is in the PGR impound yard here in Sabinas. People frequently get the two Sabinas' mixed up. I could be wrong, but I don't think so.


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