Skip to comments.[Mexico]Report detailing aftermath of Nuevo Laredo gunfight released
Posted on 03/03/2012 11:43:44 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
A crackdown on organized crime may be what led to yesterday's massive gunfight in the streets of Nuevo Laredo.
"Operation: Northeast" is said to be the Mexican government's effort to weaken the drug cartels operating in Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila and San Luis Potosi.
The Mexican Secretary of Defense reports that Thursdays gunfight resulted in the deaths of 13 suspects, all of whom are still pending identification. Three soldiers were injured, but were treated for their wounds.
Thursday's shootout occurred on Mexico's Federal Highway Number Two, close to the Mexican side of the World Trade Bridge.
Troops came under attack while following up on a tip as part of their efforts to take down the "command structure" of organized crime groups in Tamaulipas.
Officials are also reporting a load of weapons seized in the aftermath, including 12 long-range rifles, a loaded rocket launcher, a grenade launcher, a 40 millimeter grenade, several ammo clips for weapons of different calibers, a pack of cocaine, as well as three vehicles, one of which was heavily armored.
The bodies of the gunmen, their weapons and vehicles were turned over to the proper authorities for further investigation.
“The bodies of the gunmen, their weapons and vehicles were turned over to the proper authorities for further investigation.”
Yeah, but what happened to the cocaine?
As in "for serial number removal".
'Spose all that weaponry came out of that gun shop in Pheonix? Sumpin gotta be done 'bout that 2nd Amendment thingie.
You’d be better off using a mill.
This will be the only tactic that will regain control of the border states in Mexico: overwhelming violence against the cartels, resulting in deaths. Not captured criminals, but dead criminals.
If the government continues to simply make war around the cartels and kill them, they can avoid the problems that happen when the cartels use violence to thwart the legal system.
Basically, the Mexican government has only one card left to play. The cartels have so corrupted and intimidated civil society in Mexico that the government hangs in the balance now...
Sounds like the makin's for a fun week-end in Las Vegas.....props to Slim Pickins