Tag: Zetas

Coahuila Murder

Execution Heralds New Cartel Violence near Texas Border

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — The recent execution of a suspected smuggler points to rival cartels once again facing-off for control of this border city and its lucrative smuggling routes into Texas. Gunmen stole a vehicle in Texas to carry out a hit in Mexico.

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Mexican Cartel Hunters Escort Santa’s Toy Delivery

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — Convoys of black trucks carrying heavily armed police officers in tactical gear rolled into the some of the poorest and roughest neighborhoods in this border state as part of a special mission.

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WARNING GRAPHIC: 9 Reasons to Fear Mexican Cartels More than ISIS

Mexican drug cartels continue to fascinate the minds of Americans who tend to idolize outlaw gunmen with fast cash, fancy cars, guns and women. However, few realize that Mexican drug cartels are as ruthless and sadistic as Middle Eastern terror groups like ISIS with whom they actually have many tactics in common.

Texas DPS Gun Boat Troy Hogue

ANALYSIS: Zetas Continue to Pose Threat to Texas Law Enforcement

Despite the arrests of multiple top leaders in Mexico’s Zetas cartel, the organization continues to be active across northeastern Mexico and in several areas within the state of Texas. While the Border Patrol often intercepts Zetas associates attempting to smuggle drugs across the border, many smugglers evade capture and move into the realm of Texas state and local law enforcement, posing a very real threat to these officers.

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Mexican Army Kills Five Cartel Gunmen Near Texas Border

The Mexican Army has killed five cartel gunmen during a firefight near the Texas border. The shootout took place near the ranching city of San Fernando, along the highway that connects Ciudad Victoria, the state capital, with the border city

Border View of Neuvo Laredo

US Arrests 17 Suspected Members of Mexican Zetas Cartel Cell Operating in Texas

Federal agents arrested 17 suspected members of a Mexican Zetas cartel cell operating in Texas. Members of the cell moved massive quantities of of drugs from the Texas border city of Laredo to Dallas, Texas. The U.S. federal agencies involved in the task force ranged from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service, all the way to the U.S. Border Patrol. Eleven accused members of the group were arrested in Laredo and two were arrested near Dallas. Four others were already in custody on other charges, information released to Breitbart Texas by the U.S. Attorney’s Office revealed.

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Journalist Kidnapped by Gunmen in Mexico

A group of gunmen stormed the home of a journalist in the Mexican state of Veracruz taking him at gunpoint while at the same time stealing his camera, computer and cell phones.