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Saturday, April 27, 2024

Workshop Used to Make Narco Tanks Raided in Sinaloa Cartel Territory in Sonora

"El Lic" for Borderland Beat

The following is a translation of an article published by Milenio newspaper



A workshop in Sonoyta, Sonora, that was used to armor “monstruo” type vehicles was raided by security forces. 


Sonora’s state Security Bureau reported they had raided and seized a warehouse in the municipality of Sonoyta, Sonora. It was being used as a welding workshop which focused on the repair and assembly of armored vehicles for cartel groups. 



Three of these armored vehicles, known as “monstruos”, were found on site, along with two long barrel firearms and drugs. 


They stated the raid was carried out by soldiers from the Army (SEDENA) and agents from the Agency Ministerial Investigation Criminal (AMIC) as part of a search warrant for locations within the regions of Desierto de Sonora and La Nariz.



Inside the warehouse, the soldiers found an armored RAM pickup truck with a custom built machine gun turret, as well as an armored Hummer H2 SUV and an armored Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. 


Additional ballistic steel plates, welding machines, welding electrodes, angle grinders, plus 78 ponchallantas (tire spikes). 



After the raid, Army soldiers found two other armored vehicles at a secondary location which is presumed to be connected with the workshop. Firearms and “other evidence” was found at this secondary location 


Investigators will have access to the seized evidence and try to determine who owns the workshop. 





Source: Milenio 

 

20 comments:

  1. Great read, I’ve always been curious about the market in Mexico for making/bulletproofing these vehicles. I’m sure its extremely profitable if you can keep it on the down low

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    1. Here's another article about a narco tank workshop in Mexico from 2015:
      https://www.borderlandbeat.com/2015/02/narco-tank-factory-found-in-nuevo-laredo.html

      And an article about vehicle armorers being kidnapped to teach cartel members their techniques:
      https://www.borderlandbeat.com/2023/06/organized-crime-kidnaps-automotive.html

      Thought you might find them interesting.

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  2. These narco tanks started in tamaulipas by los zetas.

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  3. The name of the shop is called "Mad Max 2024". We guarantee no bullet will hit you , including 50 caliber, the truck may shake a little bit only.ūü§£

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    1. No bullets will hits u? What the fuck it has a invisible shield?

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    2. 3:08 HAHAHAHA

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  4. Narco run state prison weld shops also modify trucks for war or for smuggling.

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    1. Welding shop in a Mexican prison ya right foo

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  5. This is Rigoberto's shop. The guy from puerto pe√Īasco. Must be chavo felix operation or charley.

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    1. Does he have a plasma cutter I can borrow ?

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    2. You want his last name. Ill post it

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    3. Rigoberto Perez Cisneros. Puerto Pe√Īasco, Sonora,

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    4. This Rigo is a real piece of shit. Total AH.

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    5. Ok Hearst. Thanks to you for your good work here.

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  6. Agua Prieta is full of them

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  7. This is why this team and site are numero UNO!

    Something fishy about it all, staged but by who..

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