Cartel Weapons and Drugs Seized Near Texas Border

On Saturday, Mexican authorities seized crystal meth, marijuana, rocket-propelled grenades, and several other weapons from a cartel stash house in the border city of Matamoros.

The seizure was made by the Mexican military after they received an anonymous tip about a group of hooded gunmen in the Hogar neighborhood in Matamoros, according to information provided to Breitbart Texas by Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office (PGR).

Assault weapons seized by Mexican authorities near Texas border

Assault weapons seized by Mexican authorities near Texas border

When soldiers arrived in the Hogar area to follow up on the tip, they spotted a man dropping a marijuana bail and fleeing the scene. The soldiers began a wider search of the area, eventually finding 141 marijuana bundles, plus a large bag also filled with marijuana.

In addition to the almost ½ tons of marijuana seized in total, the military discovered 13 five-gallon jugs filled with drug-making chemicals. They also found 20 plastic containers useful for methamphetamine production, and six bricks containing 25 kilograms of crystal meth.

Mexican authoriities seized chemicals near Texas border

Mexican authorities seized chemicals near Texas border

Weapons confiscated by the military included five grenade launchers, a handgun, two machine guns, a 50-caliber Barrett rifle, and 1,790 rounds of ammunition.

Crystal meth seized near Texas border

Crystal meth seized near Texas border

All materials seized in the raid were turned over to the PGR for further investigation.

As Breitbart Texas previously reported, the border city of Matamoros has become a battleground, as two warring factions of the Gulf Cartel fight for control of lucrative drug trafficking territories.

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