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  • 9 dead in shootouts with Mexican marines in border city

    02/18/2017 5:52:50 AM PST · by csvset · 4 replies
    MYSA ^ | 18 feb 2017
    <p>MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five suspects and a taxi driver were killed in two shootouts between drug cartel gunmen and marines Friday in the border city of Reynosa in northern Mexico.</p> <p>The government of Tamaulipas state, where Reynosa is located across the border from McAllen, Texas, said another three people died late Thursday in other confrontations.</p>
  • U.S. Secret Service visits refrigeration company in Target probe

    02/05/2014 4:43:06 PM PST · by John W · 9 replies
    Reuters via The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 5, 2014 | Mark Hosenball and Dhanya Skariachan
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service visited the office of a Pennsylvania-based refrigeration contractor, Fazio Mechanical Services, in connection with an investigation of the Target Corp consumer data breach, a spokesman for the agency said on Wednesday. Fazio is the largest refrigeration contractor in the Western Pennsylvania region, and Target is one of its clients, according to the Sharpsburg-based company's website. A law enforcement source told Reuters that evidence suggests the hackers stole login credentials from Fazio and may have used the credentials to break into Target's network. The source added, however, that investigators were not sure that...
  • [Mexico:]Human rights agency investigates after Mexican army denies chase killed 5 teens in Reynosa

    12/20/2013 8:16:48 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    The Monitor ^ | December 19, 2013 | Jared Taylor
    Mexico’s human rights commission said Thursday it launched an investigation into what had been reported as five teenage students who were fatally run down Wednesday by suspected criminals fleeing army soldiers giving chase. The declaration came the same day that the Tamaulipas attorney general’s office backed off its initial report that the five children — between 13 and 15 years old — were killed as they waited for a school bus along the Reynosa-San Fernando highway early Wednesday afternoon. Instead, state prosecutors now say that there’s nothing that shows the truck that killed the students was being pursued by army...
  • 'Four trucks filled with bodies' after Reynosa firefight

    03/12/2013 10:34:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    The Monitor ^ | 3/11/13 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    REYNOSA — Fear and panic filled the streets of Reynosa on Sunday night as rival gunmen battled during a three-hour firefight that saw automatic weapons and grenades used. Surprisingly, Mexican authorities were absent for most of the melee. The opening clashes were reported just before 9 p.m. Sunday, when rival factions of the Gulf Cartel consummated what appeared to be a yet another rift within the criminal organization. During the protracted gunbattle, dozens of gunmen were killed, but authorities Monday would only confirm the deaths of two bystanders and the injury of a third. A Tamaulipas law enforcement official, who...
  • American grazed by bullet fleeing from gunmen in Reynosa

    10/02/2012 3:16:55 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies
    KGBT ^ | 10/02/12 | Sergio Chapa
    Authorities are investigating an incident where an American citizen was grazed by a bullet while fleeing from gunmen in the outskirts of Reynosa. Pharr police reported that it happened on the Mexican border city's eastside early Sunday morning. Investigators told Action 4 News that a wounded 38-year-old man drove up from Mexico at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge around 8:20 a.m. Sunday. The Pharr man told customs officers that a bullet grazed his head while fleeing from gunmen in his red Ford Ranger pickup truck. It's not clear why the man was in Mexico or what he was doing but he...
  • [Mexico:]Gunmen open fire on Reynosa newspaper

    05/08/2012 9:45:08 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies
    The Monitor ^ | May 07, 2012 | Staff
    No injuries have been reported after unknown gunmen fired several gunshots at a Reynosa newspaper Monday afternoon. The unidentified shooters opened fire at political tabloid Hora Cero about 1 p.m. Monday, said a Tamaulipas law enforcement official who requested anonymity. A reporter familiar with the Hora Cero attack said “every part” of the newspaper’s building along the Ribereña highway had been hit with bullets, though none of its staff suffered injuries. “They shot up the whole ... building,” the reporter said in Spanish, adding that Hora Cero’s editors had received threats in recent weeks. Hector Hugo Jimenez, the general director...
  • [Mexico:]U.S. woman killed in Reynosa firefight, sources say

    04/18/2012 11:40:02 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    The Monitor ^ | April 18, 2012 | Staff
    An unidentified woman believed to be a U.S. citizen was killed Saturday night during a firefight between the Mexican military and a group of gunmen near the Plaza Niños Heroes in downtown Reynosa, said a Tamaulipas law enforcement official who asked not to be named for security reasons. On Sunday, the Mexican military raided a stash house just two blocks away from where the woman had been killed, said a source outside law enforcement with direct knowledge. It remained unclear whether the woman was a bystander Saturday night or played a role in the clash. Mexican authorities have not released...
  • [Mexico:]Soldiers ambushed in Reynosa, sources say

    01/30/2012 3:37:07 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    The Monitor ^ | January 26, 2012
    Several Mexican soldiers were killed when gunmen ambushed them Thursday afternoon in Reynosa, said sources outside law enforcement familiar with organized crime. The ambush came in response to heavy casualties the military inflicted on gunmen Thursday morning, the sources said. The clashes continued a violent week along the northern Tamaulipas border, which had experienced weeks of relative calm until a reported push by the Zetas drug cartel to take over Gulf Cartel territory in Reynosa and Matamoros. In Thursday’s clashes in Reynosa, roads were blockaded and gunbattles pitted the Mexican military against gunmen, and rival groups of gunmen against each...
  • [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...
  • Kidnapping victim found in trunk of car at international bridge(in South Texas)

    11/02/2011 1:01:39 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies
    The Brownsville Herald/ Monitor ^ | November 02, 2011 | NAXIELY LOPEZ
    HIDALGO — Police here rescued a kidnapping victim from the trunk of a car bound for Mexico Tuesday morning. Police are not releasing many details about the kidnapping because it is still under investigation and officers want to protect the victim from further danger, Captain Robert Vela of the Hidalgo Police Department said. A police officer stationed at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge was inspecting southbound traffic when he came across a driver who looked younger than the average licensed driver, investigators said. At least one patrolman is always on duty at the port of entry to secure the toll booths...
  • Gulf Cartel infighting ignites in streets of Reynosa, Matamoros, Valle Hermoso(Mexico)

    10/27/2011 4:05:13 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch
    The Monitor ^ | October 27, 2011
    As the Gulf Cartel’s internal struggle continues, the residents of Reynosa, Matamoros and Valle Hermoso have been subjected to various firefights. In one of those firefights, the plaza boss of Valle Hermoso — a man known as Comandante Guerra — reportedly was gunned down. The firefights between the Gulf Cartel’s warring factions — the Rojos and the Metros — began Tuesday evening and continued into late Wednesday morning, said a source outside law enforcement familiar with the situation. The first clash was reported in Valle Hermoso, some 18 miles south of Brownsville, where Comandante Guerra was gunned down. About 8...
  • 94,000 pounds of marijuana destroyed in Reynosa (Mexico)

    10/14/2011 11:32:52 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 20 replies
    The Monitor ^ | October 13, 2011 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Authorities destroyed close to 94,000 pounds of marijuana Thursday morning in Reynosa, according to Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office, known as the PGR. The destruction took place under heavy guard at the Shooting and Fishing Club in Reynosa, which lies along the highway to San Fernando, Tamps. In addition to the marijuana, the PGR also destroyed about a half-pound of cocaine, one pound of methamphetamines and 324 marijuana plants. The drugs were seized as part of 74 different investigations.
  • Mexican soldiers arrest Edinburg shooting suspect (South Texas)

    10/14/2011 8:20:27 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    The Monitor ^ | October 14, 2011 | Naxiely Lopez
    EDINBURG — Mexican federal authorities arrested a suspect who fled to Mexico Wednesday morning after he allegedly shot a man and stole his truck in Edinburg. Mexican soldiers arrested the suspect and another man as they crossed the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge because they were in possession of a firearm, which is illegal in Mexico, Edinburg police Lt. Oscar Treviño said. Police did not release the men’s identities. Edinburg investigators believe the handgun found inside the stolen truck those two men drove was the one used in a shooting earlier that day in the 1000 block of Denver St. in Edinburg....
  • Tommy gun among weapons traded for food during Reynosa buyback

    10/12/2011 4:07:11 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    The Monitor ^ | October 12, 2011 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    McALLEN — A joint venture between the Mexican Army and the city of Reynosa has resulted in citizens turning in 23 firearms in exchange for food rations. The program kicked off Monday morning as a way to get guns off the streets, with city officials inviting the public to visit either of the two trade centers and exchange weapons or ammunition for food. The program is expected to run until 6 p.m. Friday, but on Tuesday alone, 11 rifles had been traded in, including a Tommy gun. The exchange booths are at the March 21 Plaza in the Benito Juarez...
  • [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...
  • 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...
  • Gulf Cartel leader 'El Tocayo' caught in Reynosa(Mexico)

    05/21/2011 9:22:34 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 2 replies · 1+ views
    KGBT ^ | 05.20.2011
    Mexican authorities are reporting the arrest of a high-ranking member of the Gulf Cartel south of the border in Reynosa. Mexico's National Ministry of Public Safety (SSP) reported that federal police arrested Gilberto Barragan-Balderas and two other men on Friday afternoon. Residents used Twitter to report gunfire and a heavy police presence in a neighborhood on the city's westside. SSP officials confirmed that Barragan-Balderas was captured along Gulf Cartel gunment Sergio Gutierrez-Castañon and Romeo Eduardo Mejia. Mejia is the brother of Juan Reyes Mejia, a lead Gulf Cartel gunman known as "El R1." Barragan-Balderas, who goes by the nicknames of...
  • Intelligence Agency Predicts Escalated Violence in Northern Mexico

    05/03/2011 1:35:20 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    KRGV ^ | 05/03/2011 | Kirk Chaisson
    WESLACO - A new report from the global intelligence agency STRATFOR says the ongoing struggle between the Gulf Cartel and Zetas will likely lead to escalating violence in the city of Reynosa in the coming months. The report says the Sinaloa Cartel continues to grow, while many other cartels are weakening. With the breakdown in the structure of organizations, it will make gangs like the Zetas even more dangerous in the coming months. "Fragmented cells of the basic command structure of the organization are now pretty much running amok. As you look at that, it's a very dangerous environment to...
  • 51 Migrants Rescued in Mexican Border City (Reynosa)

    04/26/2011 11:57:22 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 26, 2011
    From mass graves to mass kidnappings, the situation in parts of Mexico continues to look grim. Mexico's federal police rescued 51 people, including six Chinese and 18 Central American migrants, who were captive in the same border city where more than five dozen people were freed last week, authorities said Monday night. Police investigators were led to the latest group while following up on last week's rescue of 68 people in Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas, federal officials said. Authorities gave no motives or identified the kidnappers or drug gang involved, but drug cartels have been accused of pulling people...