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Monday, May 5, 2014

3 die as Mexican security forces conduct raids in Tamaulipas

By Chris Covert

Three unidentified armed suspects were killed in an apparent intergang gunfight in Ciudad Mier municipality, as Mexican security forces in the form of Mexican Army and naval infantry units seized weapons munitions and drugs in several encounters and raids in northern Tamaulipas municipalities over the weekend, according to official Mexican news accounts.

According to a news release posted on the state government's website, a Policia Militar unit had been dispatched Friday at around 0300 hrs to a location near a funeral home near the intersection of Libramiento 5 de Junio and  Bulevar El Huizache, in Mezquital colony on the basis pf an anonymous citizen's complaint, where the military unit found two armed suspects killed by gunfire.  A third body was found inside the funeral home five hours later.

Mexican naval infantry units conducted several raids and engaged in a brief firefight with armed suspects in northern Tamaulipas municipalities.

In Reynosa Sunday night a marine unit was dispatched via a citizen's complaint to Las Seybas colony where marines found a tunnel with two vehicles parked inside.  The tunnel itself was 60 meters long, by six meters wide by three meters high.  Vehicles found inside include one Ford Super Duty pickup truck and one Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.  Marines also found 11 weapons magazines for rifles, 1,121 rounds of ammunition and three radios.

In Rio Bravo municipality marines seized a number of contraband including  11 rifles, one pistol, one grenade launcher, 293 weapons magazines, 1,167 rounds of ammunition, two grenades and packages of marijuana cocaine and crystal methamphetamine.    One Toyota Tacoma and one Ford Lobo (F-150) pickup truck along with military uniforms and four radios were seized at the location as well.

Also on Sunday at night, between San Fernando and Matamoros municipalities, a  marine unit exchanged gunfire with armed suspects, forcing the suspects to abandon their vehicles and flee the scene.

According to the government's account, armed suspects were traveling aboard two vans when the occupants opened fire on the marine road patrol.

Earlier in the day closer to Matamoros, a marine road patrol conducted a traffic stop, detaining one suspect who was driving a pickup truck.

The detainee was identified as Sergio Alejandro Lopez Muñoz, reportedly a member of an unidentified criminal group.  Inside the truck marines also found one AR-15 rifle, one weapons magazine, 300 rounds of ammunition and one kilogram of marijuana.

Meanwhile, Mexican Army units conducted three raids in Reynosa and Cruillas municipalities netting 14 suspects and a number of contraband.

In Reynosa municipality a Mexican Army unit was dispatched to a residencein Rancho Grande colony because a citizen filed a complaint about armed suspects in the area.

Soldiers detained nine unidentified suspects total including six Mexican nationals, two from Guatemala and one from Nicaragua.  Contraband seized included two rifles, three pistols, 151 weapons magazines, 694 rounds of ammunition and two vehicles.

A second Mexican Army road patrol stopped a vehicles and detained three unidentified suspects.  The government report said the suspects were in then area working a lookouts for  a local criminal group.   Soldiers seized two radios.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for and He can be reached at


  1. And none of them hasnt taken a shower in weeks if not months , they seem to look like dirty stinky pigs as usual , later on you will see a picture of them plastered all over the ground with 100 bullet holes in them ...Ha Ha ! You peices of Chit !!!

  2. "body was found inside the funeral home"

    Damn it. They're becoming more effective!

  3. A nicaraguan and a guatemalan im curious what criminal group in mexico is using other central americans in their group. I c that as a sign that whoever the group is it has to make other foreigners on their ranks.

  4. oh no here it comes... some dumbass from tamps. who doesn't even live there anymore is gonna say that this is all lies and that a relative told him that in fact it was 55 people killed... bunch of lies people from this state really need some type of employment that way they just don't sit around all day making up bullshit to make their lives seem more exciting... They are still killing people everyday in Juarez and Tijuana and no one is exaggerating their numbers... please people if you don't have evidence of what's going on don't comment.

  5. Ya no se ha hablado mucho del R1. Solo se comento que estaba en Victoria asiendole frente a los zetas. Alguin tambien comento que ya no era R1 que era rey de reyes o tenia otra clave o que ya no eran los rojos pero que todavia seguia con el CDG. Con todo lo que esta pasando ahorita, que papel juega R1 en todo esto? Es jefe de alguna estaca? Con quien esta aliado? Con ciclones, metros etc etc....pregunto porque de todos los jefes que se oian mentar del 2010 para aca que eran de cuando yo empese a escuchar y ver sus videos ya estan muertos o en la carcel. Solo se conocian por sus nombres como Puma, Nectar, tony tormenta, juanillo carrisales, wicho, polimenso, panochitas, cierra, gringo, coss, comandante diablo o como los grupos cyclones, metros, alfas, deltas, rojos, escorpiones etc etc...Al parecer ya no se habla mucho de estos grupos o personajes. Ahora se escucha que dragones, la sheila, el chevis o algo asi. Al pareser es pura gente nueva o que no eran nada conocidos. Al parecer solo R1 queda de esa vieja escuela ya que no se a escuchado nada de el. Sea lo que sea, hojale que se compongan las cosas en tamaulipas ya que aqui tambien se habla de Cd Mier.

  6. actually it was like 155 people dead... my cousin told me. lol

    1. Really? Because my abuelita told me it was more like 200. Haha

  7. Why is cmdte Vampiro and cmdte Chinos houses being burnt in Reynosa?I saw somewhere that some of the estacas in the pictures were cmdte Vampiros?Are they cons against the Metros now and being cleaned out?El PoliMensoM60 is now plaza boss of Reynosa with El Toro Juan Perros,Panochitas,the Leals etc all these were Metros and now killin each other?.Mono,dead,Chiricuas dead?Paquito?Nano?Picol dead?Vampiro dead?Are they all dead as some rumors sayin?Man,confusing or what?Any of our Mexican bros in Tatamaulipas help us out a little por favor?

  8. @May 6, 2014 at 5:29 AM

    Both Z and CDG has them in their ranks, for many years they've both been recruiting them.

  9. @9:02, se va a morir el @6:00 de la rabia
    @12:41 relax man, o te va a tronar el overthere a ti tamien

  10. Hey that's wat cousin told me too!!!!

  11. bola de pedorros ninis, chequien los IP's maybe agarran al chupacabras...
    el hijo del chupacabras anda halconiando over there, alli por Reynosa, se quiere quedar con todos los carteles para globalizarlos en el siglo XXI del año 2014, año mundial de hidalgo, chingue su madre el que deje algo sin privatizar... "es la era de la globalizacion", ahora si muchachas ya la hicimos!

  12. no empiensen otra vez bola de inorantes o el teacher's pet wannabe le va a decir a la señorita projesora...
    it's already started with "no se han bañado", this is real life, not a movie pendejo, maybe you wanna go and spy on them by the beach?


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