VIDEO: Cartel Gunmen Clash with Mexican Soldiers at Texas Border

Cartel gunmen and Mexican Army soldiers clashed right at the Texas border in a fierce shootout where three gunmen died. The gunfight spread terror among motorists trying to cross one of the area’s international ports of entry. The shootout is one of several clashes that have taken place in that location as rival factions of the Gulf Cartel fight for control of the region, while government officials in Mexico try to minimize the situation and claim all is safe.


Mexican Government Silent on Border City Raid Targeting Cartel Boss’s Son

Mexican authorities remain tight-lipped about a weekend raid in the border city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, targeting the son of a top regional Gulf Cartel boss. The quietness behind the raid led locals to speculate if the move could be an attempt to negotiate a deal in order to stop the recent turf war between rival factions of the Gulf Cartel plaguing the border region.

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Border State Officials in Mexico Falsely Claim All is Well Amid Cartel Turf War

Public officials in the border state of Tamaulipas are working to marginalize the violence that is spreading through their cities. Violence escalated in recent days as rival cartels fight for control of drug and human trafficking routes. The violence manifested itself in numerous blockades inside multiple cities while convoys of gunmen in armored vehicles fight in the outskirts and along key highways.

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Watch: Venezuelan Migrant Describes Cartel Attack on Border Encampment in Mexico

Breitbart Texas spoke with a Venezuelan migrant recently released on the downtown streets of Brownsville, Texas, who provided a before and after video of a migrant encampment. The migrant confirmed reports that members of the feared Gulf Cartel attacked the encampment last week. The migrant says the cartel members were angered by the Venezuelan migrants helping to ferry others across the Rio Grande using inflatable mattresses as makeshift rafts.

Venezuelan migrant camp in Mexico following an attack by the Gulf Cartel in Matamoros. (Migrant Photo Used with Permission)

$930K Cash Seized by CBP Officers at Texas Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in South Texas seized more than $930,000 in U.S. currency during an attempted border crossing to Mexico. The officers found the undeclared cash in a vehicle being driven across the Brownville-Matamoros International Bridge on Tuesday.

CBP officers seized more than $931K in undeclared U.S. currency at the Brownsville-Matamoros International Bridge. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Mexican State Cops Seize Guns, SUV After Border City Shootout

State police officers in Matamoros managed to seize an SUV and several weapons after fighting off an attack from members of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel. That criminal organization recently made headlines for trying to gain favor through a social media campaign where they handed out boxes with food to poor communities in the region.

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GRAPHIC: Mexican Gulf Cartel Faction Leader Dies in Shootout near Border Years After Faking His Own Death

A leader of a faction of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel who faked his death in 2017 died this week in a fierce shootout with rival cartel gunmen. The faction leader cooperated with authorities in Mexico and court records in the U.S. point to him having provided information to investigators in exchange for a light sentence in an old criminal case.

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Gulf Cartel Gunmen Wound Four Mexican Cops near Texas Border

Four Mexican state police officers are recuperating from their injuries after a group of Gulf Cartel gunmen ambushed them in the border city of Matamoros. The attack comes at a time when Tamaulipas state authorities are actively hunting one of the top leaders within that criminal organization.

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Segunda Explosion Confirmada en Iglesia de Ciudad Fronteriza

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas – Un segundo ataque con un dispositivo incendiario de manufactura casera tuvo lugar en una de las iglesias más populares de esta ciudad durante una de las misas que se llevo acabo este fin de semana. El ataque se produce poco después de otro ataque similar con un dispositivo incendiario que causó una explosión en la catedral de esta ciudad.

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Bomba Molotov Explota Dentro de Catedral de Matamoros

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — Un explosivo incendiario de manufactura casera, conocido como cóctel molotov, estalló dentro de la catedral de esta ciudad fronteriza, extendiendo el pánico entre los residentes. Si bien las autoridades siguen sin dar a conocer detalles sobre la investigación, los residentes que han vivido años de violencia fronteriza han expresado una vez más su preocupación.

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Top Gulf Cartel Leader Caught in Mexican Border City

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — One of the top leaders of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel was captured during a top-secret operation carried out by Mexican Marines in this border city. The drug lord had been singled out as being responsible for the recent rescue of more than 480 kidnapped Central American migrants headed to Texas and beyond.


Regresan Balaceras a Ciudad Fronteriza, Municipio y Prensa en Silencio

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — Una vez mas esta ciudad fronteriza tuvo fuertes enfrentamientos con persecuciones y donde no solo se usaron armas de grueso calibre sino que también granadas, los hechos pasaron desapercibidos por el municipio y los medios locales. Se desconoce el numero de sicarios muertos pero un civil ajeno a los hechos fue herido durante los enfrentamientos.