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Mexican Cartel Stashed Guns, Drugs Under Border State Prison

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas — The Mexican drug cartel that controls this border city managed to stash machine guns, pistols, liquor, cell phones, drugs, and other items under a state prison. The control that the Gulf Cartel exerted over the institution provides a glimpse of the criminal organization’s local influence.

Five Killed in Gulf Cartel Attack on Mexican Border Police

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas — Cartel gunmen tried to ambush a convoy of police officers in this border city setting off a fierce gun battle that killed an innocent taco vendor, three gunmen, one police officer and injured two other cops. State authorities have confirmed the death of 25 individuals since rival factions of the Gulf Cartel went to war last week.

Mexican State Targeting Cartel Front Operations

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas — Mexican authorities are raiding cartel casinos, bars, and seizing unlicensed taxicabs; all part of a concerted effort to target business fronts of the various drug cartels that operate in the state. Authorities seized more than 1460 slot machines throughout the state and seized 26 unlicensed taxicabs.

Mexican Cartel Power Vacuum Spikes Terror in Border City

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas — Convoys of cartel gunmen roam the streets of this border city in a fierce war for control. While official government figures do not reflect the magnitude of the clashes; the ongoing violence has led to the streets being empty before nightfall as residents fear crossfire.

Se Incrementan Operativos en Carreteras Ante Inseguridad por Carteles

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — En un intento por salvar la temporada turística de Semana Santa, autoridades estatales y federales desplegaron varios operativos de seguridad en las carreteras que conectan esta ciudad fronteriza con el resto del estado. Ahora empresarios locales piden que los operativos sean permanentes.