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Gulf Cartel Gunmen Wound Four Mexican Cops near Texas Border

Gulf Cartel Gunmen Wound Four Mexican Cops near Texas Border

Four Mexican state police officers are recuperating from their injuries after a group of Gulf Cartel gunmen ambushed them in the border city of Matamoros. The attack comes at a time when Tamaulipas state authorities are actively hunting one of the top leaders within that criminal organization.

Family of Dead Los Zetas Gunman Seeks Donations for Burial

Family of Dead Los Zetas Gunman Seeks Donations for Burial

MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon – The family of a recently killed gunman for Los Zetas is holding local fundraisers to cover his burial expenses. The assassin’s body remains in another state where he took part in a failed ambush on law enforcement.

Los Zetas Cartel Clones Police Vehicles near Texas Border

Los Zetas Cartel Clones Police Vehicles near Texas Border

MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon – Gunmen belonging to a faction of Los Zetas are now cloning stolen vehicles to appear as if they were law enforcement to fool actual police and the larger public.

Mexican Cartel Ambushes Wounded Cops After Border State Shootout

Mexican Cartel Ambushes Wounded Cops After Border State Shootout

MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon – A group of cartel gunmen chased down a squad of police officers in what escalated to a fierce shootout where five attackers died and two cops sustained injuries on Wednesday, November 6.

VIDEO: Five Used Car Salesmen Killed in Mexican Cartel Attack

VIDEO: Five Used Car Salesmen Killed in Mexican Cartel Attack

A group of cartel gunmen stormed an open-air market in a Mexican coastal state, killing five used car salesmen. The attack suggests an extortion attempt as cartels continue to terrorize communities in Michoacán.

Gulf Cartel's Anti-Aircraft Weapon Found near Texas Border

Gulf Cartel's Anti-Aircraft Weapon Found near Texas Border

RIO BRAVO, Tamaulipas – A series of raids and arrests targeting the regional leader of the Gulf Cartel revealed alarming firepower at their disposal. In addition to rifles and pistols, authorities found a .50 caliber anti-aircraft weapon.

Mexican Border State Musician Beheaded by Boyfriend’s Drug Rivals

Mexican Border State Musician Beheaded by Boyfriend’s Drug Rivals

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas – Mexican authorities are looking into the murder of a local singer. Cartel gunmen kidnapped the woman and her boyfriend. The woman was found beheaded and the boyfriend is still considered missing.

GRAPHIC: Cartel Gunmen in Western Mexico Storm Bar Killing Four

GRAPHIC: Cartel Gunmen in Western Mexico Storm Bar Killing Four

A group of cartel gunmen stormed a restaurant bar in western Mexico and fired into a group of patrons killing four and injuring several others. The shooting took place in the city of Uruapan, where initial information points to gunmen from Mexico's Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion being behind the attack.

GRAPHIC: Five Mexican Prison Guards Killed in Highway Ambush

GRAPHIC: Five Mexican Prison Guards Killed in Highway Ambush

A group of gunmen ambushed and killed five prison guards in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato as they were transferring prisoners. The survivors claimed the attack was carried out by a convoy of gunmen in three SUVs.

GRAPHIC EXCLUSIVE -- Los Zetas Cartel Cuts Face Off Innocent Victim

GRAPHIC EXCLUSIVE -- Los Zetas Cartel Cuts Face Off Innocent Victim

MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon – Gunmen with Los Zetas cut the face off a man who was romantically involved with a relative of a cartel member. After being threatened, the victim tried to flee the border city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, but was not able to outrun the criminal organization.

VIDEO: Cartel Gunmen Hang Dead Rival from Mexican Coastal City Bridge

VIDEO: Cartel Gunmen Hang Dead Rival from Mexican Coastal City Bridge

A team of cartel gunmen tortured and killed a rival before hanging him from a bridge in Veracruz. The incident is one of the latest acts of violence involving various criminal organizations' fight for control of local drug routes and illegitimate businesses.

Half-Ton of Colombian Coke Busted Since July, Says Mexican Navy

Half-Ton of Colombian Coke Busted Since July, Says Mexican Navy

Mexico’s Navy announced the seizure of more than 100 pounds of cocaine hidden in a commercial vessel from Colombia that arrived at a port in Tamaulipas. The seizure is the third of its kind in 40 days, totaling nearly 900 pounds.

GRAPHIC: Mexican Narco-Terrorists Strap, Detonate Bomb on Rival

GRAPHIC: Mexican Narco-Terrorists Strap, Detonate Bomb on Rival

MORELIA, Michoacán – Gunmen with Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) murdered a rival by strapping a bomb to his body and then detonated it. The tactic spread terror through the coastal state where authorities continue to downplay all organized violence.

Mexican Border State Offers Cash for New Gulf Cartel Leader

Mexican Border State Offers Cash for New Gulf Cartel Leader

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas – Mexican border state police placed a bounty on one of the regional leaders of the Gulf Cartel who is linked to escalating violence between Matamoros and Brownsville, Texas.

Six Cartel Gunmen Killed in Mexican Border State Shootout

Six Cartel Gunmen Killed in Mexican Border State Shootout

Six cartel gunmen died during a clash with Mexican state police officers in the border state of Tamaulipas. The shootout is part of a new uptick in violence that is spreading around the eastern part of Tamaulipas.

Mexican Border State Cops Seize $1.7M Hidden in Heavy Machinery

Mexican Border State Cops Seize $1.7M Hidden in Heavy Machinery

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – Mexican state police investigators seized $1.7 million in bulk cash hidden in a trailer with heavy machinery. The money supposedly belongs to the Gulf Cartel, the organization in control of most local criminal activity.

Mexican Villagers Kidnap Soldiers, Demand Return of Seized Cartel Weapons

Mexican Villagers Kidnap Soldiers, Demand Return of Seized Cartel Weapons

MORELIA, Michoacan – Villagers from La Huacana rushed to help a group of cartel gunmen whose weapons were seized by the Mexican Army. The villagers kidnapped and beat the soldiers as they demanded the return of 30 illegal weapons--including a .50 caliber rifle.

Gulf Cartel Taxis Block Mexican Border City Bridges to Texas

Gulf Cartel Taxis Block Mexican Border City Bridges to Texas

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas – Hundreds of unregistered taxi cabs tied to the Gulf Cartel blocked three international bridges to Texas and shut down the downtown area to protest state government oversight efforts.

Mexican Border State Police Tortured Alleged Cartel Gunmen, Says Attorney

Mexican Border State Police Tortured Alleged Cartel Gunmen, Says Attorney

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila – A defense attorney representing two alleged cartel assassins claims his clients were victims of police brutality. Both suspects remain jailed for weapons charges after allegedly being caught with body armor and eight AK-47 rifles.

Cartel Blockades Bring Mexican Border City near Texas to Standstill

Cartel Blockades Bring Mexican Border City near Texas to Standstill

A series of blockades in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo brought traffic to a complete halt. Mexican authorities deployed a large number of police and military forces in case gun battles erupted while they confronted the causes of congestion.

Gulf Cartel Blockades Shut Down Mexican Border City

Gulf Cartel Blockades Shut Down Mexican Border City

Gunmen and lookouts from Mexico’s Gulf Cartel set up a series of blockades and threw road spikes to shut down all traffic. The moves by the cartel brought this border city to a standstill.

Mexico Arrests Leading Los Zetas Cartel Figure in Drug Raid

Mexico Arrests Leading Los Zetas Cartel Figure in Drug Raid

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas – Mexican authorities this week arrested one of the top leaders with the "Old School" faction of Los Zetas Cartel. The man spent some time in Texas and is linked to much of the ongoing violence in this city and other parts of the northern border state.

Bomb Threat Empties Mexican Border City Hall

Bomb Threat Empties Mexican Border City Hall

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas – Military forces evacuated the administrative offices of this border city after a 911 caller claimed there were explosives in the building. The threat came one day after Mexican federal authorities in San Luis Potosi arrested the leader of the Gulf Cartel, the criminal organization that controls Matamoros.

Cartel Gunmen Ambush Mexican Border City Police Chief

Cartel Gunmen Ambush Mexican Border City Police Chief

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila – A team of cartel gunmen riding in two taxi cabs tried to kill the police chief in this border city. The official was not injured in the attack.

PHOTOS: Mexican Cartel Ties Businessman to Tree, Shoots Him

PHOTOS: Mexican Cartel Ties Businessman to Tree, Shoots Him

A faction of the cartel known as La Familia Michoacana is now linked to the ruthless murder of a Mexican businessman who was kidnapped, tortured, tied to a tree, and then shot by multiple machine guns.

Mexican Border State Seizes Tractor-Trailer Loads of Cartel Tobacco, Whiskey

Mexican Border State Seizes Tractor-Trailer Loads of Cartel Tobacco, Whiskey

State officials seized more than 11 tons of tobacco and more than 10,000 bottles of whiskey that had been illegally smuggled into Mexico. In the border city of Tamaulipas, the Gulf Cartel controls not only drug smuggling and human trafficking, but also the smuggling of alcohol, tobacco, and other goods.

EXCLUSIVE -- Mexican Cartel Gunmen Shoot Five at Bakery Christmas Party

EXCLUSIVE -- Mexican Cartel Gunmen Shoot Five at Bakery Christmas Party

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas – A team of cartel gunmen crashed a local Christmas party with gunfire on unsuspecting revelers, killing three and injuring two more. The mass shooting follows a series of attacks and threats as rival cartel factions reignite their fight for regional control of the border abutting Texas.

Missing Mexican Border State Mayor Found Dead

Missing Mexican Border State Mayor Found Dead

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila – Authorities in this border state found the body of a local mayor who went missing last week. The mayor was shot three times and later buried at a ranch belonging to a nearby business owner.

WATCH: Residents Record Sound of Mexican Border City Cartel Gun Battle

WATCH: Residents Record Sound of Mexican Border City Cartel Gun Battle

Violent clashes between Gulf Cartel Gunmen and state police officers continue to be a regular event in the Mexican border city of Reynosa. Citizen journalists continue to be the only ones documenting the conditions that local residents are forced to live in, where the sound of automatic gunfire has become commonplace.

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