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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Federales bag five armed suspects in Torreon

By Chris Covert

A Policia Federal (PF) road patrol element encountered several unidentified armed suspects near a farm in Torreon, Coahuila, killing five, according to Mexican news reports.

According to a news item posted on the website of Vanguardia news daily, the shootout took place just after noon Saturday near the Matamoros-Torreon road near the Puerta de Torreon, where a PF patrol designated Grupo Geo observed five armed suspects in Sol de Oriente colony. When shots were exchanged, the criminal group fled into a farm house on calle Toyama.

The armed suspects continued fire on PF agents from inside the house, when agents decided to use pepper gas against the suspects. One suspect attempted to leave the farmhouse but was dropped by police gunfire. At the conclusion, PF agents found four armed suspects dead inside the house.

PF agents found two AK-47 and one AR-15 assault rifles, and one 9mm pistol.

In Torreon, in southern Coahuila state and Piedras Negras in northern Coahuila has experienced what can only be termed a severe uptick in drug and gang related violence especially since the prison break 12 days ago in the border city of Piedras Negras. According to Spanish and English language reports, Piedras Negras has experienced shootings nearly every day since the prison break.

According to Mexican press accounts many of those released from prison were members of Los Zetas criminal group.

According to a report published in last Wednesday's Eagle Pass, Texas Business Journal, the municipality of Piedras Negras has been under martial law.

However, under the Mexican Constitution, martial law can only be imposed by the Mexican president of the republic and only with consent of the Chamber of Deputies and the president's cabinet.  

No other Mexican media outlet or even social media have confirmed that the municipality was under martial law, or that a declaration of martial has been announced.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for


  1. Who is fighting there? Are the Zetas trying to seize a route to Mazatlan?

  2. yeah its the zetas,zetas every where...zetas up tree's zetas in caves zetas on rooftops zetas on clouds even, doin there halconing from the moons surface if you squint hard enough you can see their zee uniforms......yep its the zetas.

    1. yeah i agree the zetas are every were there mowing my grass making my food babysitting my kids fixing my car building my house harvesting our crops we should just shoot them all and save our selves from these savages

    2. Yes it is as Dr Seuss predicted in his book.

    3. You forgot fucking Ur wife man

  3. How did a college fraternity get so big

  4. Whats sad is that these aren't only immature kids fighting its grown men. I hate to use the word men because they are a disgrace to man kind period. Crazy how their family members can go stand outside prisons and protest for them and deny the horrific pain they have caused for so many. It has a lot to do with ignorance and a total lack of intelligence. These people are at the very bottom of the totem pole and will remain that way.

  5. 1102 you got it backwards,it was once only men fighting now they nab them at any age,old enough to carry a gun....old enough to die it seems.


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