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Tag: Gulf Cartel

$3.7 Million in Meth Seized by Feds at Border

Federal customs officers stopped a shipment of nearly 200 pounds of liquid methamphetamine hidden in the fuel tank of pickup truck crossing the border from Mexico into south Texas. The value of the drugs is estimated by law enforcement officials to be worth nearly $4 million.

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.

5 Texas Border Sheriffs Who Were Linked to Mexican Cartels

The ties between elected officials and the Mexican transnational criminal organizations we call “cartels” do not stop at the U.S.-Mexico border. In many instances, such corruption manifested on the north side of the line. We detail below five such instances where Texas border sheriffs were indicted and sentenced to prison for such ties.