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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Tamaulipas Is One Of The Main Recipients Of Arms Trafficking

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, Miguel Aleman, and Matamoros are the access points

The final destination of the weapons is Chiapas and Tabasco.

Tamaulipas is one of the main recipients of arms trafficking that arrives in Mexico from the United States, reveals a report from the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena).

The Report on Activities of the Permanent Armed Force in Public Security tasks, delivered to the Senate of the Republic, establishes that the municipalities of Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, Miguel Alemán and Matamoros are the access points for weapons of illicit origin that enter the country.

The transfer of weapons that reaches Tamaulipas begins in Florida and Georgia; Later, both routes connect in Alabama, to continue their journey through Mississippi, Louisiana and conclude their journey through the United States in Texas.

Once there, they disperse through the customs of Ciudad Acuña and Piedras Negras, Chihuahua, Nuevo Laredo, Miguel Alemán, Reynosa and Matamoros.

Those that enter through Chihuahua and Nuevo Laredo move to the metropolitan area of ​​Monterrey, and from there they continue the transfer to Ciudad Victoria, an interconnection point, also, for weapons that enter through Miguel Alemán, Reynosa and Matamoros.

From 2012 to 2022, authorities seized 7,740 long and short weapons in Tamaulipas, as a result of operations to dismantle arms trafficking that enters the country illegally.

Of that universe, 6,327 were long weapons, and 1,413 were short weapons, with 2015 and 2019 being the years with the highest seizures from the United States.

Tamaulipas is identified as one of the states where the most weapons enter illegally.

Sedena establishes that operations intensified starting in December 2019 at the national level, however, the seizure statistics have decreased after reaching their maximum peak that year with 1,225 weapons seized, registering 994 in 2020; 532 in 2021; and 677 in 2022.

"The strategy aims to coordinate inter-institutional actions to stop the flow of weapons from the United States to Mexico, in order to limit the capabilities of organized crime groups and strengthen our technological capacity," states the Sedena report.

The documents conclude that the weapons that enter through the Tamaulipas border are transported by land to Veracruz, and conclude their journey in the states of Chiapas and Tabasco, the latter of which the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is from.

El Mañana


  1. Órale están bien armados los primos del presidente

  2. "De los corridones bélicos, mi compa Alex
    Nos vamos hasta Matamoros, Tamaulipas, viejo
    De los corridones, mi compa Tony
    Las traiciones no tolero
    Yo solito le doy frente
    Pa hacerles un cochinero
    Muevo en caliente a mi gente
    Por acá por Matamoros son bienvenidos
    Siempre y cuando no se enreden peleando lo mío
    Yo defiendo mi bandera, nomás pa que sepan
    Del puro Cartel del Golfo va la camiseta
    Al millón con los menores
    Del apellido que pesa
    Por acá por Tamaulipas
    Todos me dicen "la Gena"
    Jálese, mi compa Tony
    Jefe, nomás diga qué hay que hacer
    Traemos armamento pa vencer
    Puro cincuentón y RPG
    Por la playa, a gusto me han de ver
    Puro LEGADO 7, mi compa Tony
    ¿No que no?
    Y nos vamos hasta Matamoros, Tamaulipas, mi compa Alex
    Y puro LEGADO 7, viejo
    No busco ningún problema ni saco la vuelta
    Le doy frente a lo que venga nomás pa que vean
    Sé que la vida es prestada y aquí no hay reversa
    Son bastantes los motivos pa seguir en estas
    Un equipo de escorpiones
    Listos pa atacar la presa
    Mi gente nunca se deja
    Llegan tumbando cabezas
    Jefe, nomás diga qué hay que hacer
    Traemos armamento pa vencer
    Puro cincuentón y RPG
    Por la playa, a gusto me han de ver"

  3. El Jefe 19 al mando alidos de los menores La Chapiza

  4. It always seems as if CDN has the best gear. Too bad that doesn’t help them when they go at it against el gobierno cause they always gets smoked lol

    1. The gov has the best gear and air superiority. Cartels are more about numbers.. the loose well trained, well equipped ex paramilitary officers all the time so it’s a numbers game and always been

  5. Puro grupo tactico Escorpiones del Jefe 19

  6. Why don't the Republicans stop selling guns to cartels.

    1. Obama, operation “Fast and Furious”…

    2. @10:44 that’s old news bro that was an old era we in a new era now.

    3. During Operation Fast and Furious, the largest gunwalking probe, the ATF monitored the sale of about 2,000[1]: 203 [16] firearms, of which only 710 were recovered as of February 2012.

    4. Old news 10:15 old news, we are in the present.

    5. "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss
      ..Then I'll get down on my knees and pray
      we don't get fooled again"
      .. Peter Townsend

    6. 1:09 old News. Old topic.

  7. bruh, Tamaulipas has been the access point for decades. not only that but their government there knows it. everyone grandmas in Tamaulipas know it its the game there. lol

    1. Where's the Navy and SEDENA, come to this area weapons are coming in, hurry hurry, before ELMO blames it on the gun manufacturers again.

    2. The SEDENA people are kicking back, smoking joints behind ALMO's palace.

  8. Hey where's the Mexican Aduana checking things coming into Mexico?

  9. They need to make them illegal like cocaine is here. And they should outlaw murder too.

  10. Cry me a river cause the same cartels that traffic drugs also traffic in guns. Big revelation let me tell you. Instead of pointing the finger Mexico create an institution like America has and go after them instead of pointing out a problem and then sit back on your hands and expect the gringos to fix it. The same gringos you give a hard time about when it comes to controlling your own drug traffickers. The same drug traffickers that are importing all these guns. Do you see my point here ?

    1. Yes Sir I see your point, yet SEDENA pulled out a high number, out of the rabbits hat, that they see the amount of guns coming in, if they do why they let them pass into Mexico in the first place. Lol let's blame the Gun 🔫 like ALMO wants, when like you mentioned drug traffickers are bringing the guns to Mexico.

    2. Rabbits' hats and fruit from the poison tree..
      Heaven help us..

  11. Criminals sell drugs and import guns. Although it is illegal this is the job they have chosen bc they don’t follow rules. This really isn’t new for Mexico.


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