Mexican Feds Mum after 30 Pounds of TNT Stolen in Border State

MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon — One of the largest mining companies in Mexico reported the theft of various explosive packages setting off a large-scale investigation. Mexican federal authorities have been careful in revealing details about the case, claiming that it is a matter of national security.

A source with the Seventh Military Zone in Nuevo Leon revealed to Breitbart Texas that due to the risk posed by the high explosives, Mexican federal law enforcement agencies and ports of entry were notified. The explosives were described as 30 packages of a TNT-based explosive called Booster, weighing 450 grams or approximately 1 pound with 10 meters of detonation cord.

The legal department of Cementos Mexicanos (Cemex), a mining and cement company that has Mexico and U.S. operations, filed a complaint with Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office in their Immediate Response Unit for the theft of the explosive material left inside a vehicle at the time.

“The important thing is to recover the explosive material due to its high risk,” the military source said. “The risk is real, that is why the case is being handled quietly.”

A Mexican federal law enforcement official who specializes in explosives and ballistics spoke with Breitbart Texas about the security protocols needed to store and transport explosives primarily used by mining and construction companies.

“Using high explosives, in this case, units of 450 grams becomes a big responsibility for the company and the staff tasked with its safekeeping. This has now become a national security topic.,” the federal source revealed.

Editor’s Note: Breitbart Texas traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities.  The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in those areas including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym were not used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was written by Tony Aranda from Nuevo León. 


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