REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – Once again, Mexican authorities have dismantled a complex video surveillance system set up by the Gulf Cartel in order to keep tabs on authorities, their rivals and their future victims. Breitbart Texas reported on the discovery and destruction of a similar system in May.
This time, authorities seized 39 video surveillance cameras set up around the city under orders from the criminal organization, information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Tamaulipas government revealed.
The seizure began on Tuesday evening, when state police officers spotted two men setting up one of the cameras in the Doctores (Doctor’s) neighborhood. Once in police custody, the two men told authorities that they had just finished setting up another 38 cameras around the city, the information provided by authorities revealed.
Under police guard, the two men took the authorities to the various spots where they had set up the cameras so that officers could take them down. The police did not release the names of the two suspects because the investigation into the cameras remains ongoing.
As previously reported by Breitbart Texas, last month Mexican authorities had discovered a sophisticated surveillance network in which the Gulf cartel placed video cameras in at least 52 different spots around the city. Some of the cameras worked wirelessly and would be controlled remotely.
At the time, Mexican officials confirmed to Breitbart Texas that the Gulf Cartel used the surveillance network in an effort to try to stay one step ahead of law enforcement, as well as to track their victims.