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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

6 die in shootouts in Tamaulipas state

By Chris Covert

A total of six unidentified armed suspects were killed by Mexican security forces in two separate shootouts in Tamaulipas state Tuesday, according to Mexican news accounts.

A news item posted on the website of El Sol de Zacatecas news daily reported a joint news release by the Procuraduria General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE) and the Secretaria de Seguridad Publica (SSP), stating the two incidents.  All the incidents involved units of the Mexican Army.

The first took place, according to the news item, in Ciudad Victoria, the state capitol of Tamaulipas near the intersection of calles Paseo de los Olmos and Olmo Siberiano in Los Olivos colony, where federal security forces killed an unidentified man in his late 30s who was driving a Honda Accord sedan.   Several rifles were found aboard the vehicle.

In the trunk of the car an unidentified 18 year old man was found who had apparently been kidnapped.  The victim also suffered minor 
wounds from the shootout, but is expected to survive.

The second incident took place at around 1130 hrs on the Ciudad Victoria-Llera road at Kilometer 199 near a ranch four kilometers away where five unidentified civilians were killed, presumably by Mexican federal security forces. 

Seized in the aftermath were four rifles and four vehicles, two of which were stolen.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for


  1. six less bad guys and one released captive,good start to the week.

  2. i love to hear bad guys get what they deserve as long as there security that do there jobs and are not corrupt im rooting for them good job

  3. Sucks to be the guy without a gun in a shootout! Good sign though.

  4. Chivis do you know something about el camandante charro de los zetas? i belive he was decapitated in zacatecas they have a picture in Mundo narco.

  5. Good job ! Torch the motherfukers!

  6. Who were they with? Z's, G's, or snitchloa ?

  7. @chivis hey i saw something about lascano dealing with health problems in the bb forum but i cant seem to find it anymore. i didnt get a chance to read it. was wondering if u could help me find it please

  8. havana i have been respecting your posts till i saw this bias
    "Yawn! For anyone interested in the Republican Convention!" you go on to say "I'm not interested in politicians as they are a bunch of losers and embarrass me."
    I think that these snubs are beneath you. i am very disappointed in what you said.

  9. Wow dude in the trunk is one lucky hombre,not many people come out of that type of situation in one piece.I hope he keeps all the promises he made to God to save him.

  10. Yes, I believe the story of his decapitation was on BB forum. I chose to bypass the story. We only have 7 slots on mainboard for the reporters so at times we have to allow a story to pass in place of another. I saw the photo of th decapitated head and it looked ready for Hallowen....paz, chivis

  11. Chivis can you please find out who killed el comandante charro

  12. Just for those who missed it, of the SIX reported killed, FIVE were Unidentified CIVILIANS. Just thought I'd point that out to the people cheering and applauding this.


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