Gulf Cartel

Gulf Cartel Boss Behind Mass Graves Sent to Prison in Mexico

A former top-ranking leader with the Gulf Cartel responsible for a series of mass murders, clandestine gravesites, incinerations sites, and other gory methods of disposing of humans has been sentenced to more than 11 years in a Mexican prison. The cartel boss spent time in a U.S. prison in his early years and is known for an incident where he began crying in front of a judge.

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Shootouts, Armed Robberies Plague Border City in Mexico

Shootouts, carjackings, armed robberies, and other violent crimes plague the Mexican border city of Reynosa as two rival factions of the Gulf Cartel fight for control. The violence in the region continues despite claims by government officials of a decrease in crime.

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Watch: Fierce Cartel Gun Battle Rocks Mexican Border City near Texas

A fierce cartel shootout rocked a Mexican border city as gunmen fired hundreds of rounds of ammunition. The attack is the most recent clash between cartels battling over control of lucrative smuggling routes into Texas. The clash took place just hours before a cartel smuggler in Texas ran thru a border checkpoint as he tried to escape authorities by fleeing to Mexico.

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Cartel-Linked Kidnappers Kill Businessman in Mexican Border City

A group of Gulf Cartel-linked kidnappers killed a local businessman they kidnapped this month. The move comes at a time when the criminal organization has been linked to a wave of fear that continues to sweep through the border city of Matamoros as numerous kidnapping and extortion cases go unreported.

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Tráiler con 71 Migrantes Detenido en Ruta a la Frontera de Texas

Traficantes de personas pusieron a 71 migrantes, incluyendo a un niño de dos años de edad, en la caja de tráiler en un intento de llegar a la frontera con Texas. El conductor del vehículo, que aparentemente está relacionado con el Cártel del Golfo de México, se paso  un puesto de control policial en el estado fronterizo de Nuevo León e incluso peleó con la policía mientras intentaba escapar.

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Cartel Del Golfo Derriba Cámaras de Vigilancia en Ciudad Fronteriza

La facción del Cartel del Golfo que opera en la ciudad fronteriza de Reynosa llevó a cabo una serie de acciones coordinadas encaminadas a desmantelar las cámaras de vigilancia instaladas por las autoridades estatales. Utilizando camionetas y camiones robados, los operadores del cartel derribaron varios postes que se usaban para sostener las cámaras de la policía.

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Gulf Cartel Knocks Down Surveillance Cameras in Mexican Border City

The Gulf Cartel faction that operates in the border city of Reynosa carried out a series of coordinated actions aimed at disrupting the surveillance cameras set up by state authorities. Using SUV and carjacked cargo vehicles, cartel operators knocked down several light poles being used to hold up police cameras.

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Mexican Border State Cops Raid Armored Truck Shop near Texas Border

A series of raids by Tamaulipas state police officers targeting the operations of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel led authorities to a clandestine garage used to make armored vehicles. In addition to the vehicles, authorities also seized almost 80 weapons that were being used by cartel operators in Tamaulipas as they continue a series of fierce turf wars despite the current coronavirus epidemic.

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