Skip to comments.[Mexico:]Gunman wounded, kidnapping victims rescued in Reynosa shootout
Posted on 10/04/2012 2:36:26 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
Authorities have confirmed that one gunman has been wounded and that five kidnapping victims have been rescued following a Wednesday afternoon shootout in a busy downtown Reynosa shopping district.
Mexico's Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) confirmed that a shootout took place in the "peatonal" or "pedestrian shopping area" of downtown Reynosa on Wednesday afternoon.
SEDENA officials reported that soldiers were in the area when they came under fire from an unknown number of men.
Reynosa residents reported the gunfire on the social media network Twitter.
SEDENA officials reported that shootout ended with one gunman being wounded and five alleged kidnapping victims being rescued.
Soldiers reported seizing 32 assault rifles, ammunition, grenades, a grenade launcher, seven vehicles, uniforms and Gulf Cartel T-shirts.
Two of the seven vehicles seized were armored.
(Excerpt) Read more at valleycentral.com ...
I had a buddy from college days who was from there - he had dual citizenship and went to school in McAllen across the bridge. Gosh, I spent a lot of time in Reyenosa helping out at his family business (tourist stuff) - things have changed a lot.
Why aren’t they reporting about the Casino that was bombed and then burned down with F&F *grenades*...? Cuz the whole program wasn’t just GUNS, ya know....
Whole bunch of them ran into a bathroom to get FRESH AIR —maybe 18 of them, all stacked up in there, dead.
Gulf Cartel is Obama’s cartel, BTW. He has that secret, “no busts for intel” arrangement with ‘em.
I’m SURE it won’t come up in a debate, though.
Says "Z" but also, "Gulf Cartel" --those are distinct.
Can someone straighten me out..? >_
The Zetas and Gulf Cartel split:
Arrest of Zetas leader ‘El Taliban’ confirms split within cartel by Sergio Chapa
Posted: 09.27.2012 at 11:39 AM
...pre-split ‘collectors items’....
Snippet from your article link in post no. 5:
“Arrest of Zetas leader ‘El Taliban’ confirms split within cartel”
by Sergio Chapa
Posted: 09.27.2012 at 11:39 AM
SNIPPET: “The Mexican Navy (SEMAR) confirmed marines arrested 42-year-old Ivan Velasquez-Caballero in the City of San Luis Potosi on Wednesday evening.
Velasquez-Caballero was a high-ranking member of the Zetas and went by the nicknames Z-50, L-50 and El Taliban.”
SNIPPET: “The incident ended with arrests of Velasquez-Caballero as well as 27-year-old Manuel Antonio Guerrero and 19-yaer-old Carlos Uriel de Santiago-Hernandez.”
“Zeta member ‘El Taliban’ set to appear in court”
Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:45 pm
Ildefonso Ortiz | The Monitor
SNIPPET: “Velasquez Caballero went from being a local car thief in Nuevo Laredo to being one of the most feared Zeta bosses in Mexico. He was arrested by Mexican marines working with intelligence from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi on September 26, 2012, Mexican court records show.”
SNIPPET: “Velasquez was extradited to the U.S. in November and made his initial appearance on November 22; it remains unclear why the case was transferred to McAllen.”
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