Mexican authorities killed 4 cartel gunmen throughout a shootout in the border metropolis of Matamoros on Monday. The shootout comes as Gulf Cartel gunmen have been finishing up a number of kidnappings in the area.
The shootout befell on Monday morning in the Mariano, Matamoros neighborhood when brokers with the Tamaulipas Attorney Generals Office (FGJ) and members of Mexico’s Navy (Marina) carried out a sequence of raids to find kidnapping victims.
In response to the police raids, the Gulf Cartel deployed their gunmen, who moved all through the town in quite a few SUVs and commenced attacking police automobiles. The assault set off a sequence of high-speed chases and shootouts that unfold to varied elements of the town.
Ultimately, authorities killed 4 of the gunmen who had been carrying physique armor with the Gulf Cartel emblem and patches with the quantity 19 in Roman numerals. The markings recognized the gunmen as working for Jose Alberto “La Kena or Ciclon 19” Garcia Vilano, the present chief of the Matamoros faction of the Gulf Cartel.
Due to the depth of the shootouts, the U.S. Consulate in Matamoros despatched out alerts on social media warning U.S. residents to keep away from sure areas and to shelter in place.
U.S. Consulate General Matamoros workers are at present underneath a shelter in place order till 1:30PM in Matamoros because of gun violence occurring in the town. We advocate you shelter in place and keep tuned to native information for updates in your space. pic.twitter.com/fi5Uzlvs9I
— US ConGen Matamoros (@USCGMatamoros) September 4, 2023
Law enforcement sources revealed to Breitbart Texas that the raids come as a part of an ongoing investigation by the FGJ into a number of kidnappings reportedly carried out by the native faction of the Gulf Cartel. As Breitbart Texas reported, the Gulf Cartel is engaged in a fierce turf warfare with a rival faction in Reynosa.
The ongoing battle sparked a dramatic rise in violence all through the state that manifested itself in large-scale shootouts, kidnappings, focused killings, carjackings, and different violent crimes. These crimes happen regardless of the efforts of the Tamaulipas governments to control statistics and declare that the area is secure.
Editor’s Note: Breitbart Texas traveled to Mexico City and the states of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists keen to danger their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities. The writers would face sure dying by the hands of the assorted cartels that function in these areas together with the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym weren’t used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are printed in each English and their authentic Spanish. This article was written by “J.A. Espinoza”, “J.C. Sanchez” and “Francisco Morales” from Tamaulipas. |