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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

11 die in Tamaulipas

By Chris Covert

A total of 11 men were killed in several gunfights in the border cities of Matamoros Monday and Reynosa Tesday, according to official Mexican news accounts.

Monday the mayor of Matamoros, a Tamaulipas city that borders the United States, Leticia Salazar warned her city via Twitter about roadblocks and gun fights taking place in Matamoros.

Late Monday night the Grupo Coordinacion Tamaulipas reported a total of five armed suspects were wounded in gunfights with Mexican security forces.

According to the news release which appeared on the website of Tamaulipas state government, gunfire was exchanged starting at 1300, and ending at 1500 hrs, and spread to other sectors of the city. 

One gunfight, which took place at 1400 hrs near the intersection of calles Valle Real and Valle Monica in Valle Real, left one Mexican Army soldier dead.

According to the report, the incident began Uniones colony where a Mexican Army road patrol attempted to stop a SUV, but instead attempted to flee,  initiating a pursuit.  When the patrol followed the SUV into Valle Real colony, the soldiers were were ambushed.

The report said a number of other army road patrols were ambushed in other sectors of the city.  The report said that at least five armed suspects were wounded in the fighting.

A news account which appeared in the online edition of El Diario de Coahuila news daily said that a separate encounter took place between Mexican Army forces and armed suspects at 1330 hrs near the intersection of calles de Sendero Nacional and 12 de Marzo in Las Aguilas and  Puerto Rico colonies, as well as at other sectors in the city as well.

Armed suspects put up roadblocks in the streets and laid out across several streets in Matamoros ponchar de los neumaticos, or metal stars used to puncture vehicle tires .

A Mexican Naval Infantry helicopter was also deployed Monday in an attempt to prevent the escape of armed suspects traveling in the city by vehicle and had been fired on by armed suspects.

According to the news report five armed suspects were killed in a firefight on Avenida Uniones in Esperanza colony near the Decofimex factory.

The five dead were said to be members of the Gulf Cartel.

According to a news account which appeared in Notinfomex, a number of gunfights and road blocks have taken place in Reynosa Tuesday afternoon which have left five armed suspects dead.

The sudden activity in Reynosa is said to be local criminal gangs' reaction to the detention by a Mexican Naval Infantry unit of a Gulf cartel plaza chief identified in news account only as El Simple.

Another news account which appeared in Amigos de Tamaulipas website mentioned a Tweet by the Nuevo Leon Coordinacion Estatal de la Policia Federal which warned that a number of gunfights and roadblock were taking place in Reynosa, warning Nuevo leon residents away from the region.

Twitter reports include roadblocks on Avenida Hidalgo, and said that government helicopters are flying in the area.

The Notinfomex account said that a total of five armed suspects have been killed in Reynosa so far.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for and He can be reached at


  1. El comandante simple metro 24 is el comandante tachas brother also know as el metro 17. They have two more brothers el comandante cherrys y el comandante imagen. Al imagen lo mataron like 3 year ago all of just to wirh el hummer but when el hummer got captured they became metros. Thats METRO3 people

    1. Estos hermanos son los que traicionaron al Gringo. Rumores eran que uno de ellos la via cagado en grande y El Gringo se lo iva menter y a los hermanos tambien paque no ubiera venganza de parte de ellos. Ellos se informaron y le lloraron al X20. Por eso El Gringo nunca esperaba lo que le iva pasar. El X20 les creo al estos pendejos y por eso El Gringo no iva preparado para la balacera de esa noche. El nomas iva para meterse al Tachas, Simple y Cherrys. El pensaba que el X20 lo iva a respaldar sin saviendo que el plan ya estaba para traicionalo. El pobre pendejo de X20 despues le ponieron el dedo los mismos que el apoyo

  2. El Simple arrested?A long time high up CDG cmdte,he was mentioned in the manta to honor M3 along with all the other cmdtes,Tachas,Sierra etc,and their are a lot of cmdtes who are still out there.No wonder it kicked off if they tried to get him?

  3. Build a huge observation tower on the Texas side and charge people admission and serve drinks while they can watch the battle .
    ( binoculars sold separately )

    Actually this is supposed to have actually occurred at the battle of Ojinagas.

    Due to the lack of good seating its referred to as the Battle of oh my nalgas.

  4. April 2, 2014 at 5:46 AM
    "El comandante simple metro 24 is el comandante tachas brother also know as el metro 17"
    Thats what im talkin bout dude,good stuff,better than mine here.

  5. Its the cdg Metros from reynosa fighting the CDG matamoros faction under C-900 leader

  6. I believe you. The best dining in Presidio is the bus stop, so accommodations haven't gotten much better on the north side of the border since that battle...

  7. Great idea the tower

  8. police know where the cartel bosses are. Bosses only get arrested when they quit paying

  9. Hey, look the positive side of this "Population Control"

  10. Cdg is all screwed up don't know who's who!


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