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Thursday, February 11, 2021

3 of the 12 Tamaulipas Police Officers Arrested in Recent Massacre Received US Training

 "MX" for Borderland Beat

For the original story about the incident, please click this hyperlink.

Last week, a Mexican judge found probable cause to link 12 state police agents to massacre in Camargo, Tamaulipas.

Three of the 12 Tamaulipas State Police officers arrested for the massacre of 19 people last month in Camargo received training from the U.S. Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). The program they were part of consisted of "basic skills and/or first line supervisor [human rights] training" between 2016 and 2017, before they joined the Tamaulipas police.

The INL said that the training was compliant with Leahy Law, a U.S. human rights law that prohibits the U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense from providing military assistance to foreign security force units that violate human rights with impunity.

Investigators say that these 12 police officers assisted the Northeast Cartel (CDN) in the massacre. They arrived at the conclusion that authorities were involved in the massacre after one of the vehicles found in the Tamaulipas crime scene had already been seized on 6 December 2020 at another crime in Nuevo Leon.

During that incident, 66 migrants were rescued by security forces after they were abducted and kept by cartel members in a safe house. The vehicle was seized but it ended up in the cartel's hands the following month.

The police officers involved "manipulated" the crime scene where the 19 people were killed by cleaning up the bullet shells left behind. When interviewed about what happened, several of them gave conflicting reports, raising questions about their possible involvement. All the officers are were charged with homicide, abuse of authority, abuse of administrative duties, and for providing false information to authorities.

It is not the first time that the Tamaulipas State Police has been involved in a human rights scandal. According to the Human Rights Commission in Tamaulipas (CODHET), the state agency received 91 complaints of arbitrary detention and disappearances in 2019. The figures for 2020 were not released but are expected to be just as high, as reported by Borderland Beat.

As of mid-February, investigators have identified 16 of the 19 victims. 

Sources: La Jornada; Yahoo NewsAnimal Politico


  1. The INL said that the training was compliant with Leahy Law, a U.S. human rights law that prohibits the U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense from providing military assistance to foreign security force units that violate human rights with impunity.

    I think it worked very well...pinche gringos

    1. Lol same with the Zetas. Some people forget who trained them. 😉

    2. So it’s the gringos fault? Wake up.

    3. @!!:25 Whoa, you're a smart one, aren't you? So if someone is educated in accounting from a university let's say, and they embezzle a bunch money, it is the university's fault? I'd say you all need to start taking responsibility for your own actions.

    4. 4:24 let's see...
      The gringos created the cartels in Mexico, the DEA works with them and know who the big dogs are but let them operate. Look at CDS, there is statements from so vicentillo who actually said they are US informants and they make deals with the U S GOVERNMENT.
      Also the U.S government flooded Mexico with military weapons and equipment.. Fast and FURIOUS .. Wake UP 😆

    5. Its the fault of the gringos, the must go after the crooked Mx politicians, Mx businessman and their money stacked in us banks.
      Releasing Cienfuegos was also a big mistake!
      What will Mx do??? Deport La DEA??? Lol
      US has so much tools to pressure Mx gob but they didn’t.
      You can not solve this with guns!!!!

      La Rana

    6. Nothings changed with the greasy hate angle

    7. 3 out of the 12 soft arse,ye no one should train mexicans we agree.They always use that training for crooked shit against guess who?

  2. This is the reason why x president Trump wanted to designate cartels as terrorist organizations, but apparently it was just a big misunderstanding..

    1. 9:22 tromp and his beloved bill barr released cienpedos, guess he got the goods on them since
      MEXICO 68, but sure since they installed Joe Arpaio in Maricopa

    2. Trompas only wanted to extort the cartels, he heard el chapo was a billionaire but could not get a dime from him, except for the vending machines

  3. Obvious evidence that America is destabilizing Mexico so its multinational corporations can incorporate Mexico's wealth into their corporate banks with other corporations taking the leftovers after some other corporations enslave the people. It's not as though this is Mexico's fault at all for supporting and emboldening these DTOs.

  4. what you do with the training is a conscious choice. The trainer provides the training for the benefit of all. Law enforcement isnt perfect its the only obstacle against anarchy.

    1. 9:41 training suspects of human rights abuses against the Leahy Act and WORSE, COVERING UP THE TEXANS activities with cabeza de cagadas de vacas proves US corruption in TEJAS at least, with heapings platefuls of washington dc help

  5. the u.s should stop training any mexican goverment forces

  6. Judging by a lot of the comments on this article I take it a lot of you guys have started to wear tin hats. I blame the pandemic. Come on guys, go outside take off your mask (safely of course) and breathe in the some fresh air cause the hot ass air y'all breathing is full of shit.


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