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Sunday, November 19, 2023

Military Involved In The Execution Of 5 In Nuevo Laredo Released: Tamaulipas

 "Char" for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from INFOBAE


Of the 16 military personnel arrested in June; 10 were released because the commander of the Infantry Battalion did not show up to testify.

Soldiers with guns approach a pickup truck after it crashed into a wall at high speed in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, May 18, 2023, in this screenshot obtained from a distributed video. El Pais Newspaper/Folleto via REUTERS

In May of this year, a security camera video surfaced showing how a group of soldiers shot five people in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, after the alleged assailants, who were driving a black pick-up truck, crashed into a fence.

In June, federal authorities initiated proceedings against 16 members of the Army for disobedience, among other charges; however, it was announced that 10 of the imprisoned soldiers were released from the prison of Military Camp 1-A, located in Naucalpan, Mexico City, reported El Universal.

According to the media, the reason for the release of the soldiers was because the crime of disobedience of which they were accused was not committed. It was the First Control Judge of the First Military Region who revoked the indictment since the commander of the Infantry Battalion that participated in the events did not appear to testify to clarify the alleged order not to pursue and confront the alleged members of the criminal organization.

Mexican soldiers keep watch as a forensic technician works a crime scene where five men were killed following a chase by federal forces, in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico May 18, 2023. REUTERS/Jasiel Rubio

It should be noted that a lieutenant and five military personnel are still in custody for the events, and are facing charges of aggravated homicide and unlawful exercise of public service by the Attorney General's Office.

What happened in Nuevo Laredo?

In May of this year, the newspaper El Pais revealed a video showing how a platoon followed a private black van, which crashed into the fence of a supermarket, to where security forces caught up with them.

The Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) shared the version that the murdered men assaulted the uniformed men after a chase. Jose Luis Nava Martinez, a lieutenant, said that the soldiers had asked the men to get out of the vehicle in which they were traveling.

Supposedly the deaths were the result of an exchange of bullets, since the soldiers heard gunshots coming "from all directions", so they tried to repel the aggression, however, this version goes against the evidence, since it is seen how the soldiers detained and executed the armed men, and then altered the scene.

Source: INFOBAE 


  1. Big W for the military, especially in eradicating those mugrosos from Nuevo Laredo whose only contribution to society is to wreak havoc and terror on the general population.

    1. They pulled all kinds of shit out of the pick up so these were not innocents,what would the sicarios do to the soldiers

    2. What ever happened to el Comandante Chikitin???
      He had his own rap-corrido

      Comandante Chiquitin
      Tengo diestrande Kaibil
      Buen entrenamiento

      Hes still aliv...
      Think he was 9 when he started...

    3. Hummmmm🤔
      Whatever happened to Comandante Marcos?
      Is he still alive?
      Once he was caught, they brainwashed him just like the late great Dr. Mirales.

    4. @715 insanely stupid and uninformed comment. Bad guys aside, what can be done to the least of us can be done to any of us. Mexicans do not trust the army and with good reason - they too operate with impunity and are responsible for human rights violations and atrocities. Get your head out of your culo.

    5. 4:35 You are probably the cartel cheerleader that would defend these scumbags when they engage in indiscriminate attacks against the military such as those perpetrated in Teocaltiche. The only way to deal with these rabid dogs is to put them down.

  2. These military guys should be promoted to special forces.

  3. They shld of been employees of the year. Put them back to work asap

  4. Interesting development.

  5. 6 are still in jail, hope they get released soon.

  6. Military taking out the trash. Great news.

    1. Yes but because they did the right thing, they had to go to court.
      In this one the Human rights group got involved. But when police or citizens get killed, Human rights group don't make a peep.

  7. I’m not someone who agrees with the narcos or those that protect them but as to this incident the military first beat the narcos and then shot them between the eyes. I saw this first hand at the morgue. The guys were not innocent but had surrendered at that point so to me it wasn’t right. But in the military’s defense they arrest them and they are soon free to do it again and again.

    1. Is this the guy that says he is there, but never is.


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