Two Gulf Cartel Gunmen Killed in Shootout near Texas Border

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Breitbart Texas / Cartel Chronicles

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – Two Gulf Cartel gunmen died in a shootout with local state police officers. They were apparently part of a larger convoy roaming the city’s outskirts.

The shootout took place on Tuesday along the highway called Viaducto Sur that circumvents the city. The road is favored by truckers moving manufacturing goods to and from international bridges to Texas. The highway is also surrounded by multiple dirt roads that lead to various low-income neighborhoods and are also used by the Gulf Cartel to avoid authorities.

Information provided to Breitbart News by Tamaulipas authorities revealed that a squad of state police spotted two SUVs moving at a high rate of speed that turned off the highway to a dirt road on the city’s south side. Authorities tried to catch up and pull them over, but the gunmen began firing at police as they sped off.

Officers fought off the attack and drove around searching for the gunmen. Authorities found one SUV with two dead cartel gunmen and two rifles. The latest violent episode comes at a time when rival factions of the Gulf Cartel continue to wage a fierce turf war. In order to keep rivals out, the Gulf Cartel in Reynosa continues to deploy convoys.

Editor’s Note: Breitbart News 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 “A.C. Del Angel” from Tamaulipas. 

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