At about 6:00 in the above video, you can hear machine gun fire as an individual with a camera walks the streets of Matamoros, Mexico
45 people, plus one drug cartel head, were killed in Mataomoros, Mexico, just across the Texas border from Brownsville (Valley Morning Star).
Mexican authorities confirmed that Ezequiel “Tony Tormenta” Cardenas Guillen, one of the top two leaders of the Gulf Cartel and a pivotal figure in recent border drug wars, was killed in a shootout in Matamoros Friday as violence across the city left two Mexican soldiers and at least 45 other people dead, according to reports.Classes at University of Texas at Brownsville were cancelled and the campus is closed this weekend.
Three of Cardenas Guillen’s aides, or bodyguards, also were killed, according to Alejandro Poire, spokesman for the Mexican government. He gave no other information other than confirming the death of Cardenas Guillen and his aides.
Two Mexican soldiers also were killed, according to a release Friday night by the Mexican navy. That statement gave a total of six dead in Matamoros and said that “as of 7:45 p.m. it had no confirmation” of a death toll of more than 40.
Cardenas Guillen and Eduardo “El Cos” Costilla have long been sought by both U.S. and Mexican authorities. There is an indictment against them from U.S. District Court in which they are named as leaders of the Gulf Cartel.
A little further West, in Reynosa, an SUV was blown in in the parking lot of a supermarket (KGBT 4).
Authorities are asking residents to avoid a popular shopping center after an SUV was blown up outside a busy Reynosa supermarket.Reynosa is just across the border from McAllen, TX.
The incident happened in the parking lot of an H-E-B supermarket at the Plaza Real off Bulevar Hidalgo.
Residents reported hearing an explosion in the area shortly before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
City officials issued an alert through their Twitter account at 8:34 p.m. Wednesday and revealed an explosive device detonated inside an SUV in the parking lot.
Authorities clarified that the explosive device was not a car bomb but rather a grenade or another type of explosive device that detonated inside the SUV.
Just north of Brownsville, in the small town of Olmito, TX, Gulf Cartel members were arrested for buying guns and grenades (KGBT 4).
An attempt to buy dozens of assault files, handguns and grenades for the Gulf Cartel ended with three men being arrested in Olmito.Wouldn't the $200 million per day for ten days (equals $2 billion) that Barack and Michelle Antionette are blowing at the Taj Mahal be better used to protect our border cities?
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested Guillermo De la Garza, Roberto Carlos Mata-Ocanas and Reynaldo Arriaga on Thursday.
Court records show that ICE agents from Alabama had been working on a weapons smuggling case involving De La Garza.
The records show a federal grand jury in Mobile, Alabama indicted De La Garza late last week.
De La Garza's case remains sealed but records released in the Olmito case show he was trying to buy high-powered weapons on behalf of the Matamoros-based Gulf Cartel.