Skip to comments.Guatemala finds Mexico drug smuggler training camp (a ranch in Quiche)
Posted on 03/27/2009 8:14:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) Guatemalan security forces have discovered a camp run by Mexico's most violent drug gang where traffickers trained dozens of gunmen, police said on Friday.
Security forces were tipped off about suspicious activity at a ranch in Quiche, in the central highlands, by residents who said men in ski masks were asking villagers to join their ranks, police chief Marlene Blanco said at a news conference.
Two commanders of the Zetas, the armed wing of Mexico's Gulf cartel, and 37 recruits fled the camp before the police and army arrived, leaving behind 500 grenades, six rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, Blanco said.
The spiraling violence of Mexico's drug war, where rival cartels have resorted to savage tactics in their struggle for territory, killed more than 6,200 people last year and has stoked increasing concern from both ordinary Mexicans and the country's neighbors.
"They wanted to recruit young men. They offered training in the use of certain weapons and said they had jobs," Blanco said.
Guatemalan authorities, helped by personnel from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, also found an illegal airstrip, an obstacle course and equipment for practicing shooting at moving targets.
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Funny how Guatamala can root these cells out and we have whole communities in the US that train in the relative open.
We see reports, here, about these camps and communities and yet, they are allowed to grow and prosper...
During the civil war, Quiche was were the communist guerrillas concentrated. It’s also where the leftists’ tend to get most of their support. It’s a shame, it is beautiful country. I think it is next to Chiapas, which is where the Zapatistas have their base of power.
God speed the Guatemalan security forces that went after this cockroach nest. I hope they get this scum next time.
My solution? . . . KA-BOOM!!!!!!!!! and don’t stop until you’ve taken them all out!
Interesting historical notes. Thanks! Yes. God’s speed to them.
That's an unwieldy mix of weaponry...
There’s a joke in here somewhere about ‘real men’ and Quiche.