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  • Explosives stolen from French army base

    07/07/2015 8:19:57 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 16 replies
    AP / The Guardian (UK) ^ | July 7 | Staff
    French authorities are investigating the theft of roughly 200 detonators plus grenades and plastic explosives from a military site in southern France. The thefts at the Miramas site, which is operated by a combination of military services west of Marseille, appeared to have taken place overnight from Sunday to Monday. The break-in came with France on its highest level of alert for terrorism following deadly attacks in January and June.
  • World War 2-Era Grenades Found at Home in Palo Alto: Police

    08/07/2015 9:44:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC ^ | Thursday, Aug 6, 2015
    A Santa Clara County bomb squad has detonated World War II-era grenades and mortars found this afternoon in a home in Palo Alto, police said Thursday evening. Coast Guard Seizes 6 Tons of Cocaine Valued at $181M The grenades and mortars were found this afternoon by a resident cleaning a home in the 1900 block of Webster Street, police said in a Tweet posted at 4:49 p.m. The resident moved the grenades to the driveway of the home before police arrived on scene. The home where the grenades were found and homes on either side were evacuated and other residents...
  • Mexico border Televisa station suffers grenade attack

    02/07/2015 12:27:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 7, 2015 12:37 AM EST
    A Tamaulipas state official says a Televisa station in the border city of Matamoros suffered a grenade attack that injured two guards, one seriously. […] The attack came after a week of violence in the city across from Brownsville, Texas. Enrique Juarez Torres, editor of El Manana in Matamoros, was kidnapped and released on Wednesday, a warning he said from the Gulf Cartel for reporting on gunfights that killed nine people. Fifteen people reportedly have died since last weekend in cartel violence. …
  • Grenades, .50 caliber machine guns on U.S. border

    01/22/2014 7:31:23 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 45 replies
    WND ^ | Jan. 20,2014 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – Mexican drug cartels are “killing each other” with .50-caliber machine guns and grenades just across the U.S. border with Mexico, sources have told WND. The gun battles are occurring near Fort Huachuca, Ariz., which is the location of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and school. The Army center is 15 miles from the Mexican border, but the installation runs up against the border. A source associated with the center said that only a “three-strand barbwire fence” is keeping any spillover of heavily armed cartel members out of the compound. Students at the post have had only basic training...
  • Holder's DOJ Attorneys, Not ATF Agents, Let Grenades Go to Mexican Drug Cartels

    10/21/2013 12:03:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 21, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last week news broke of a connection between grenades illegally trafficked from the U.S. into Mexico by Jean Baptiste Kingery and the murder of Mexican police officers. Years ago, Kingery was suspected of trafficking parts for grenades into Mexico and then building explosives for cartels. An incident report detailing a fire fight between Mexican police and cartel members states, "Jalisco State Police Officers murdered during a shooting with members of the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion in Tepatitlan, Jalisoc, MX. In the late hours of October 10, 2013, officers with the Jalisco State Police engaged in a shooting with...
  • Boston marathon bombs ( automatic gunfire and suspects using hand grenades )

    04/18/2013 10:15:04 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 107 replies ^ | 4-18-13 |
    Latest 06.10 (01.10) This is a completely chaotic scene. Earlier tonight two "Middle-eastern-looking men with guns" hijacked a Mercedes in Cambridge. They drove to a petrol station where the victim of the car jacking was able to escape. Shortly afterwards there were reports of a shooting in Watertown, which suddenly escalated with reports of automatic gunfire and suspects using hand grenades. 06.00 (01.00) BREAKING: We have a chaotic scene in Watertown, just outside Boston, where police are engaged in a serious gun battle with two men who are believed to have hijacked a Mercedes in Cambridge earlier on this evening....
  • Shooters with ‘explosives’ reported on MIT’s campus, police officer reportedly killed

    04/18/2013 10:03:39 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies ^ | April 18 2013 |
    At least one heavily armed assailant with “grenades” and “explosives” is loose near MIT’s campus, according to police dispatchers and the school’s emergency website, and police say are looking for “dark-skinned” and possibly “Middle Eastern” suspects. (Listen to the feed here) Read more:
  • Grenade attack at U.S. Consulate in Mexico

    02/11/2013 4:54:41 PM PST · by AuntB · 13 replies
    Examiner ^ | FEb. 8, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, the Dallas News reported: Three grenades exploded Thursday evening in Nuevo Laredo, just feet from the U.S. Consulate office, sources in the Mexican border city said. No injuries were reported, but the explosions rattled the neighborhood, as locals scurried for cover amid a firefight between what’s believed to be members of the Zetas criminal group and their former allies, the Gulf cartel, which is making a push to reclaim the territory. The two groups appear to be battling, leaving a trail of killings and burned houses. In recent days, sources said, seven people have been killed — three...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations (Dec 2011)

    06/20/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT · by txnuke · 91 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Sharryl Attkisson
    Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales. PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder...
  • [Mexico:]Gunman wounded, kidnapping victims rescued in Reynosa shootout

    10/04/2012 2:36:26 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KGBT ^ | 10/04/12 | Sergio Chapa
    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...
  • Live Grenade threatened International Bridge on Tex-Mex Border

    09/26/2012 3:47:27 PM PDT · by Bevo · 4 replies
    Eagle Pass Business Journal ^ | 9/26/2012 | Jose G. Landa
    City of Eagle Pass International Bridge No. 2 closed due to bomb threat By: Jose G. Landa© The City of Eagle Pass International Bridge No. 2 located on 400 Garrison Street has been closed down today, Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at approximately 10:30 a.m. due to a bomb threat on the bridge. Federal and City of Eagle Pass officials decided to close down the International Bridge No. 2 after locating a suspicious package at the bridge. Maverick County Sheriff Tomas S. Herrera stated that his deputy monitoring the bomb threat on behalf of his department reported that there appears to...
  • [Nuevo Laredo:]Mexico paper won't cover violence after attack

    07/11/2012 11:24:25 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch
    Houston Chrinicle ^ | July 11, 2012
    MEXICO CITY — The El Manana newspaper in the northern Mexico border city of Nuevo Laredo says it will stop covering violent criminal disputes after suffering a second grenade attack against its offices in two months. Other northern Mexican newspapers have quietly adopted similar policies of not covering drug cartel violence to protect their staffs against threats and violent attacks including kidnappings and murders carried out by gangs that either don't want their activities to appear in print, or are angered by coverage of their rivals. But El Manana's announcement Tuesday was unusual because it was public. The paper did...
  • [Mexico;]Wrap-Up: Nuevo Laredo Friday Car Bomb

    06/30/2012 4:44:57 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    KGNS ^ | Jun 30, 2012
    Video is beginning to surface online of the moments after that car bomb that went off in Nuevo Laredo Friday morning a little after 11AM. The video was taken by an eyewitness only moments after, what officials say, was a grenade that went off in a pick-up truck at around 11:15 Friday morning outside the main municipal building in Nuevo Laredo. Seven victims were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The outside of the building was damaged, along with nearby vehicles. Residents on both sides of the border were alarmed after hearing an explosion Friday morning. Smoke could be seen for...
  • Grenades used in Mexico serve to scare more than kill

    06/21/2012 1:14:41 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    The Monitor ^ | June 20, 2012 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    The day started as quietly as it could on a Saturday at the U.S.-Mexico border. For Maria Ortega, a quiet weekend meant a quick trip to the Walmart along Cavazos Lerma Boulevard for ingredients for her barbacoa de lenguadish that she cooks on the eve of the Sunday morning meal. On the morning of June 2, Ortega couldn’t make the trip to Walmart. The area had been cordoned off by the Mexican military, which was removing a grenade that had been thrown — but not detonated — at the nearby Televisa studios. According to a Tamaulipas law enforcement official who...
  • Grenades, gunfire prompt closure of Eagle Pass bridges[Texas/Mexico]

    03/08/2012 7:38:54 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 8, 2012 | Jason Buch
    Authorities in Eagle Pass shut down the two international bridges there Tuesday night after shootouts in its sister city of Piedras Negras. One female police officer was killed and six people were wounded during the fighting, and prosecutors in the border state of Coahuila said a wounded officer is in serious condition. Traffic to Mexico was shut down on both bridges about 9 p.m., according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Traffic from Mexico at the city's larger bridge, the Camino Real International, was rerouted overnight to the Eagle Pass International Bridge. Both resumed normal operation Wednesday at 7:40 a.m.,...
  • Zeta hit man details killings on both sides of border

    01/24/2012 3:46:44 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies ^ | January 24, 2012 | Jason Buch
    LAREDO — A former hit man for the Zetas cartel calmly related to jurors his role in killings on both sides of the border, testifying Monday in the drug conspiracy trial of a man prosecutors say was also a hired killer. From the witness stand in U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez's courtroom here, Rosalio Reta pointed to Gerardo Castillo Chavez, 25, and identified him as a fellow Zeta. Pressing his fingertips together and speaking in a slow, soft voice, Reta, 22, told jurors that he had been in a team of hit men headed by Gabriel Cardona, an admitted Zeta...
  • [South Texas:]Gulf Cartel launched kidnapping ring in Rio Grande Valley last year

    01/23/2012 12:35:41 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch
    The Monitor ^ | January 22, 2012 | Jared Taylor
    NEAR ALTON — Two men stepped down from a white truck at a house near Alton. A pair of Jeeps pulled up close behind. It was Memorial Day weekend 2011. The truck’s driver said he was a policeman, complete with handcuffs, a pistol and an embroidered shirt. He wasn’t a cop. But he handcuffed Ovidio Olivares Guerrero and loaded him into the truck and drove off, court records state. Guerrero hasn’t been seen since the pseudocops took him from his cousin’s house that day. And court records suggest he wasn’t even the target of a Gulf Cartel-ordered kidnapping. Olivares’ wife,...
  • [Mexico:]Grenades, bullets fly in Reynosa; Gulf lieutenant may have been captured

    12/22/2011 1:06:40 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies
    The Monitor ^ | December 21, 2011
    Firefights, grenade explosions and chases broke out in Reynosa once again Wednesday night defying regular assurances by state officials that all was well. And unconfirmed reports from sources outside law enforcement point to the capture of a ranking lieutenant in the Gulf Cartel, possibly a plaza boss. Mexican authorities wouldn’t confirm or deny the capture. The clashes began as a chase between gunmen shortly after 7:30 p.m. before authorities got involved, according to preliminary information released by a local law enforcement official not authorized to speak publicly. The official wouldn’t comment on the gunmen’s affiliation but said the fighting was...
  • Question of the Day: Who Knew Automatic Rifles and Grenades Were Legal in Belgium?

    12/15/2011 5:26:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 15 December, 2011 | Dan Zimmerman
    Ex-convict Nordine Amrani went on a shooting and hand grenade spree in a public square in Liege, Belgium Tuesday after first killing someone at his home. Three were murdered at the square during the attack and one died later. “Armed with grenades and an automatic assault rifle, Amrani killed two teenaged boys and a 17-month-old baby on a square crowded with school-children and lunch-hour Christmas shoppers before shooting himself in the head.” Belgian politicians are now lining up to express their horror and – quicker than a Kardashian gets divorced – call for tougher gun laws… What’s that? It sounded...
  • "Grenade-walking" part of "Gunwalker" scandal

    10/14/2011 8:18:51 AM PDT · by brityank · 37 replies
    CBS Early Show ^ | 14 October, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    "Grenade-walking" part of "Gunwalker" scandal (CBS News) There's a new twist in the government's "gunwalking" scandal involving an even more dangerous weapon: grenades. CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, who has reported on this story from the beginning, said on "The Early Show" that the investigation into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)'s so-called "Fast and Furious" operation branches out to a case involving grenades. Sources tell her a suspect was left to traffic and manufacture them for Mexican drug cartels. Police say Jean Baptiste Kingery, a U.S. citizen, was a veritable grenade machine. He's accused...
  • [Mexico:]Grenade attacks throughout Tamaulipas; shootouts reported

    09/28/2011 6:41:48 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 19 replies
    The Brownsville Herald/ Monitor | September 27, 2011
    One of the most violent days recently in northern Tamaulipas took place Tuesday as one large firefight broke out in Matamoros, another firefight took place in Rio Bravo, and various grenade attacks occurred in Reynosa, Ciudad Victoria and Rio Bravo. In Matamoros, fighting broke out about 5 p.m. near the intersection of Cuauhtémoc Avenue and Calle Doce. Soon after, another fight broke out along Calle Sexta near the intersection with Canales Avenue. The fighting soon moved to the San Francisco neighborhood, where it reportedly lasted close to 30 minutes. The fighting allegedly took place between two groups of gunmen, with...
  • Fast & Furious: Congress expanding probe to include grenades

    09/27/2011 5:53:55 PM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 59 replies
    Law Enforcement Examiner ^ | Sept. 27, 2011 | Jim Kouri
    The U.S. Congress will expand their investigation of Operation Fast and Furious to determine its connection to the smuggling of explosives ordinance into Mexico, a police source in Washington, DC, told the Law Enforcement Examiner on Saturday. According to the law enforcement source -- who requested anonymity -- besides the firearms and ammunition allowed to "walk" by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), grenades and explosives may have also been allowed smuggled across the border into Mexico, ending up in the hands of drug cartel members. Investigators are renewing their probe into a narco-terrorist attack...
  • [Mexico:]Four reported wounded in Reynosa grenade attack

    09/27/2011 3:25:29 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    KGBT ^ | 09.26.2011
    At least four people have been reported as wounded following the explosion of a grenade at a bar in a central Reynosa neighborhood. It all happened at the Gallo de Oro bar near the intersection of Avenida Heron Rodriguez and Calle Toluca in the Colonia Simon Ramirez shortly before 5:30 p.m. Monday. Authorities told Action 4 News that at least four people were reported as wounded and taken to local hospitals for treatment. The medical condition of the wounded was not immediately available but the case remains under investigation by Tamaulipas State Police. Reynosa residents were the first to report...
  • [South Texas]Border Patrol finds rocket launcher, grenade launcher, explosives near Rio Grande

    09/14/2011 4:40:13 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Monitor ^ | September 14, 2011 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    FRONTON — U. S. Border Patrol agents seized six assault rifles, one rocket launcher, a grenade launcher, and three packages of what appeared to be C-4 explosives Tuesday near the Rio Grande. Agents patrolling the river near Fronton spotted a black bag in the brush. Inside, agents found the guns, rocket launcher, grenade launcher and explosives, along with a lower receiver for an assault rifle and 20 ammunition magazines. The weapons were turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives for further investigation
  • [South Texas]Illegal immigrant held on federal gun charge after shots fired at Pharr motel

    09/13/2011 1:35:53 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    The Monitor ^ | September 13, 2011 | Jared Taylor
    PHARR — An illegal immigrant faces federal charges after he was found with a stolen handgun and ammunition Friday. Pharr police arrested Mexican national Jose Wilmer Naranjo Aguilar, 25, about 2 a.m. Friday at Value Place, 1207 W. Expressway 83, after a report of shots fired at the motel. Police recovered a stolen .40-caliber Beretta pistol, 48 rounds of .40-caliber ammunition and 29 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, according to a complaint filed Saturday in U.S. District Court. Pharr police encountered Naranjo after the motel clerk reported a suspicious masked male running inside the building. Naranjo told Immigration and Customs...
  • Sources: Five grenades thrown in Rio Bravo[Mexico]

    09/12/2011 2:28:01 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    The Monitor ^ | September 12, 2011
    Terror filled the streets of Rio Bravo as a group of men, presumably Zetas, threw at least five grenades at two bars and one business, injuring at least three people. Rio Bravo is across the Rio Grande from the Pharr-Donna Area. The attack began about 2:30 p.m. Saturday when a group of men in an SUV and a passenger car drove by the two bars and lobbed three grenades at the bar “La Lola” in the city’s East side, said a Mexican law enforcement official not authorized to speak to the media. He added that one grenade didn’t explode. Moments...
  • California Iraqi-Mexican crime ring busted, police say

    08/18/2011 8:08:59 PM PDT · by Whats the Matter with Kansas? · 75 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 18,2011 | Reporting by Tim Gaynor; Editing by Alex Dobuzinskis and Peter Bohan
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police in southern California have arrested 60 people and broken up an Iraqi criminal ring accused of selling drugs, machine guns and improvised bombs out of an immigrant social club, authorities said on Thursday. The swoop by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and local police targeted a network operating out of El Cajon, which is near San Diego and close to the border with Mexico.
  • Child Finds (Live) Grenade Near Local Creek

    07/10/2011 11:55:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KWTX ^ | July 10, 2011 | Jesse Moloney
    Police believe the grenade a child found near a creek was live.An eleven year old boy made a surprising discovery while out at a creek in Lampasas. He found what police believe was a live grenade near the 4th Street Bridge along Sulphur Creek just after 7p.m. According to Lampasas police, the child picked up the grenade before alerting his parents who called police. Fort Hood's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team was called in to handle the grenade. Officers say it's not clear how long the grenade had been there, but judging from the amount of rust and dirt on it,...
  • No injuries in overnight grenade attack in Reynosa(Mexico)

    06/29/2011 5:29:47 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies
    The Monitor ^ | June 29, 2011
    A grenade exploded outside of Reynosa’s city hall early Tuesday, but reportedly no one was injured. Two explosive devices were thrown by unknown individuals near the Reynosa city hall about 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, said a Mexican law enforcement official, who added that only one of the devices exploded. Authorities quickly responded to the area to conduct the necessary investigations and to try to identify those responsible for the attack, he said. The official wouldn’t comment on whether members of organized crime were behind the attack or if the grenade was thrown as a message or as a way to discredit...
  • Source: Young Zeta foot soldiers hunted in Reynosa[Mexico]

    06/06/2011 12:50:36 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    The Monitor ^ | June 06, 2011
    Zetitas sought by gov't, cartel foes Authorities were out in force patrolling the streets of Reynosa after a string of attacks allegedly carried out by Zetitas — young Zeta foot soldiers — that caused panic among its residents. Details were not readily available, but authorities and a group of gunmen clashed Sunday morning in the Anzalduas residential area. Tamaulipas state authorities said the brief clash left no one injured or dead. Those patrolling the streets included Mexican Federal Police, the Mexican Army, the Mexican Navy, Tamaulipas State Police and Reynosa Municipal Police, said a Mexican law enforcement official. And two...
  • News Troops kill 3 gunmen in northern Mexico, seize weapons, vehicles

    05/20/2011 12:01:08 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 20, 2011
    Mexico City – Three suspected organized crime gummen were killed and another three were wounded in a clash near the northeastern Mexican city of Matamoros with army troops, who seized more than 100 weapons and nearly a score of vehicles after the gun battle, military sources said. The Defense Secretariat's 4th Military Region said in a statement that 83 automatic rifles, 18 handguns, five grenade launchers, a rocket launcher, 11 fragmentation grenades, 28 40 mm grenades, 315 ammunition clips, more than 18,000 rounds of ammunition, 17 vehicles and eight kilos of marijuana were confiscated in Wednesday's operation. The operation began...
  • Mexican federal police discover arsenal of heavy weapons in Ciudad Juarez home

    04/30/2011 4:44:14 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 4+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2011
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Mexican federal police said Saturday they discovered a basement arsenal hidden behind the mirrors of a home gym that included three anti-aircraft guns, dozens of grenades, a grenade launcher, AK-47s and other high-powered weapons. The neatly ordered stockpile found in an upscale neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, also contained several makes of machine guns, rifles, a shotgun and more than 26,000 ammunition cartridges, according to Raul Avila Ibarra, the federal police commissioner in charge of the city. Police say they discovered the weapons Friday while searching a house near the...
  • Soldier, gunman killed during cartel gunbattle in Miguel Aleman

    04/22/2011 10:01:03 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch
    KGBT ^ | 04/21/2011 | Sergio Chapa
    One soldier and one gunman are dead following a fierce battle between alleged members of the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas in Miguel Aleman early Thursday morning. Mexico's Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) confirmed the deaths during a statement released Thursday evening. SEDENA officials reported that a battle between former allies the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas erupted around 5 a.m. Thursday. Several businesses and other buildings were burned and damaged during the firefight. Soldiers were deployed to the area to fight both groups of armed men. One of the groups fled towards Ciudad Mier while the other stayed to...
  • Breaking News! Massive Battle Across Texas Mexico Border - Machine Guns and Explosions

    04/21/2011 11:56:59 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 49 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | April 21, 2011 | David Bellow
    Morning of April 21, 2011 - My Brother and I are soldiers in the Army National Guard. My brother, James Bellow, is currently deployed on the Texas/Mexico border. In the early morning hours of April 21st, 2011, my brother witnessed and recorded a MASSIVE firefight and Battle in Mexico, right across from the city of Roma, TX. This battle lasted for hours and included machine gun fire and several explosions from grenades of mortars. My brother filmed some of the footage of the battle on his phone, which can be seen below: Gunfire heard during the battle in Mexico right...
  • Large cache of weapons seized in Matamoros[Mexico]

    04/03/2011 9:55:27 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 31 replies
    THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD ^ | April 02, 2011
    The Mexican Army announced the seizure Saturday of a large weapons cache that included machine guns, rocket launchers, grenades, explosives, mortars and even one crossbow. The seizure occurred at about 11:30 p.m. Friday, according to the announcement. A military convoy was conducting routine patrols through the city streets when they spotted a group of men who suspiciously ran into a house in order to elude capture, the army said. The soldiers secured the house but were not able to find the men but they seized a weapons cache and $59,700 in cash. The weapons seized included 59 assault rifles, 21...
  • 11 Bodies Found in Nuevo Laredo[Mexico]

    03/29/2011 5:50:48 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    KGNS ^ | Mar 28, 2011
    At least eleven bodies are found in Nuevo Laredo yesterday. However, since Mexican media doesn't report murders when instructed by drug traffickers, yesterday's death toll is unofficial. The eleven deaths are confirmed through the Mexican military that found the bodies thrown in several different areas of Nuevo Laredo. The torture and shooting victims were found along the highway to Monterrey. The bodies all had small posters on their body, with writing presumably from rival cartels. Three other drug cartel members were killed when Mexican soldiers stopped an 18-wheeler and gunmen fired shots from inside the trailer. An explosion, believed to...
  • 400 Rounds, 17 Grenades, & 30 Enemies: Soldier Single-Handedly Beats Back Taliban Barrage

    03/25/2011 2:48:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/25/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    It took him 400 rounds, 17 grenades, and a machine gun tripod used as a weapon, but one British Gurkha soldier single-handedly beat back an attack by 30 Taliban fighters in Afghanistan last summer. And now he‘s getting one of his military’s highest honors: Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, a 31-year-old from Bima in western Nepa and part of the Gurkha regiment serving the British Military, is receiving the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for bravery. It’s well deserved. According to his superiors, Pun’s fearsom fighting is responsible for saving the lives of at least three other soldiers. Yesterday, he explained his unbelievable battle...
  • The Truth About Mexican Drug Cartels’ Arsenal: Follow the Grenades

    02/17/2011 3:57:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 15 Februray, 2011 | Robert Farago
    The Gunwalker scandal proceeds apace. Senator Grassley’s still fighting the Department of Justice for a full accounting of the ATF Gunrunner program. That’s the anti-gun smuggling interdiction effort that allowed indeed enabled illegally-obtained weapons to “slip through the net,” into the hands of men who used them to murder U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent Brian Terry. The truth about the ATF’s extra-legal bungling and the subsequent government cover-up—which likely extends to Janet Napolitano and Eric Holder–has yet to ping the mainstream media radar. Meanwhile, it’s important to note that northern Mexico continues its descent into lawlessness. And that the...
  • [Mexico: Grenade]Attacks continue in Matamoros

    02/08/2011 8:11:00 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies
    THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD ^ | February 07, 2011
    At least two grenades were thrown Monday evening along a busy boulevard in Matamoros that lies close to two international bridges. Sources confirmed that two explosions went off at approximately 7:30 p.m. along Alvaro Obregon Boulevard near the intersection with Calle Sexta. Five minutes before, a grenade had previously gone off near the Colonia Jardin neighborhood, which is close to a military base belonging to the Mexican Navy. Details of the damages or if the explosions caused any injuries or casualties were not readily available, but at least two ambulances were called to the scene as authorities cordoned off the...
  • [Mexico:]Matamoros hospital attacked by grenades

    02/07/2011 11:01:57 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies
    THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD ^ | February 05, 2011
    Sources confirmed that at least two grenades where thrown at the Matamoros General Hospital, also known as Alfredo Pumarejo. The grenade attack took place between 8:30 and 9:30 pm Fridayl, which was under guard by the Mexican Military, said a mexican law enforcement official. Information on the number of people injured or killed by the blast was unknown Friday night. There were no details available if more grenades were thrown but didn't go off A source with firsthand knowledge of criminal activity said the attack was likely carried out by Zetas in an effort to "calentar la plaza" or stir...
  • Mexican town's cops quit after colleagues beheaded

    01/30/2011 6:07:22 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | January 28, 2011 | MARK WALSH
    MONTERREY, Mexico — The police chief and all 38 police officers of a northeastern Mexican town have quit following a series of drug cartel attacks, including the decapitation of two of their colleagues. Soldiers, state and federal police had been deployed to patrol General Teran, a town along a notorious drug-smuggling route to the U.S. border, said Mayor Ramon Villagomez. The police quit after the discovery Wednesday of the mutilated bodies of two officers who had been kidnapped by gunmen two days earlier. The killings followed three attacks on the police headquarters since December. Gunmen hurled grenades and sprayed the...
  • [South Texas:]Border Patrol finds weapons cache near Rio Grande

    01/24/2011 3:50:35 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 24, 2011 | Lynn Brezosky
    BROWNSVILLE — A “suspicious object protruding from the brush” in Starr County led Border Patrol agents to a weapons cache that included an AK-47, three M4-style assault rifles, hand grenades, military-style uniforms and other related items, Customs and Border Protection said Monday. The seizure occurred Friday on the banks of the Rio Grande near Fronton, a small community about five miles west of Roma. Agents reported finding the four rifles, two hand grenades, a ballistic vest, two ammunition-carrying vests, three two-way radios, two uniforms, and 16 fully-loaded 30-round magazines. All weapons except the grenades were turned over to Immigration and...
  • Musicians killed in Mexico after refusing to play more songs for audience

    01/19/2011 1:14:25 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 56 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 18th 2011 | Jaime Uribarri
    Leaving the audience wanting more is the goal of every musician, unless you're a musician in violence-torn Mexico. Two members of local group La Excelencia were murdered in a Guadalajara bar early Monday morning after refusing to play more songs past closing time, El Occidental of Mexico reported. Jonathan Martinez, 22, and Gustavo Alejandro, 35, were pronounced dead outside the Vida Divina nightclub, gunned down by unidentified assailants with suspected ties to the country's notorious drug gangs. A third victim, identified as bar patron Leslie Soltero, 26, was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to her ankle....
  • [Matamoros, Mexico:]‘Zetitas' killed in prison riot

    12/15/2010 4:19:55 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD ^ | December 14, 2010
    Sources have confirmed that three “Zetitas” who were arrested in Matamoros last week have been killed in a prison riot. Mexican authorities said only that three men, all aged 18-20, died over the weekend in a riot at the Matamoros State Prison, called CEDES, in the rural area known as Santa Adelaida. The men died from blunt force trauma and from stab wounds from makeshift knives, according to a law enforcement official who asked not to be named because of security concerns. The official wouldn’t comment on the identity of the slain men but did say they were new to...
  • Gun Battle In Mexico Ends With 11 Dead

    12/13/2010 9:49:18 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 1+ views
    KVIA ^ | December 12, 2010
    TECALITLAN, Jalisco -- Authorities in Tecalitlan in the Mexican state of Jalisco confirmed there was a gun battle between rival gangs that killed 11 people during a Virgin of Guadalupe celebration. According to the Jalisco state attorney general's office, armed men arrived in three cars and opened fire on another group of gunmen in the main plaza of Tecalitlan. One of the gunmen hurled a grenade. Another man, the brother of one of those killed in the plaza, was found shot dead by a car on the highway, according to authorities. Authorities said they found two banners in the car....
  • California Man Had Bomb Factory In His Home, Say Prosecutors

    11/23/2010 8:37:20 PM PST · by Carling · 22 replies
    A California man accused of robbing banks and assembling what may be the largest cache of homemade explosives ever found in the U.S. was ordered held on $5 million bail Monday.
  • [Mexico:]Federal police and gunmen clash Matamoros

    12/01/2010 1:15:20 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies
    THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD ^ | November 30, 2010
    Mexican authorities announced the capture of five men after an intense firefight on the outskirts of Matamoros. According to a press release from Mexico’s Federal Police, on Monday afternoon police encountered a group of men with firearms in a sport utility truck traveling on the Matamoros-Reynosa highway. Gunfire ensued and authorities gave chase, catching up with the vehicle in Colonia Ignacio Zaragoza. The release states that the encounter left four police officers injured. A Mexican law enforcement official later said that one civilian was grazed on the head by a stray bullet but was not seriously hurt. Police arrested five...
  • Entire police force in Los Ramones, Mexico quits after gunmen attack headquarters

    10/27/2010 8:46:01 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | October 27, 2010 | Philip Caulfield
    The entire police force in a small Mexican town abruptly resigned Tuesday after its new headquarters was viciously attacked by suspected drug cartel gunmen. All 14 police officers in Los Ramones, a rural town in northern Mexico, fled the force in terror after gunmen fired more than 1,000 bullets and flung six grenades at their headquarters on Monday night. No one was injured in the attack. Mayor Santos Salinas Garza told local media that the officers resigned because of the incident. The gunmen’s 20-minute shooting spree destroyed six police vehicles and left the white and orange police station pocked with...
  • [Mexico:]Three wounded in grenade attack at Matamoros military post

    10/20/2010 1:00:16 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    KGBT ^ | 10/20/2010 | Sergio Chapa
    Three people are reported to be wounded after a grenade detonated outside a Mexican military fort in downtown Matamoros. The attack was reported by users of the social media network Twitter around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Action 4 News called Mexico's Ministry of Defense (SEDENA) in Mexico City but a spokesman said they did not have information about the incident. But officials with Mexico's Attorney General's Office (PGR) confirmed the attack at the downtown fort. The Mexican Army post is located on Calle Gonzalez, a busy thoroughfare located between Plaza Hidalgo and Mercado Juarez. PGR officials said authorities are at the...
  • Grenade Attack in Nuevo Laredo(Mexico)

    10/20/2010 12:47:57 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    KGNS ^ | Oct 19, 2010
    Across the border tonight, Nuevo Laredo police and Mexican soldiers are on high alert after a grenade was launched into a municipal police substation. It happened less than a block from city hall around eight o'clock tonight. No one was killed or hurt in the incident. A police cruiser was blown up but other than that there was only minor damage. It comes as Nuevo Laredo has seen several weeks of rest from the bloodshed and violence. Authorities say it's unclear if drug traffickers carried out the attack. Officers and soldiers are stepping up patrol on the streets until further...