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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.

Mexican State Cops Stop 119 Central American Migrants Headed to Texas Border

Mexican State Cops Stop 119 Central American Migrants Headed to Texas Border

Cartel connected human smugglers stuffed close to 120 Central American migrants inside a tractor-trailer in an attempt to get them to the Texas border. State police officers stopped the truck and got medical services to 38 severely dehydrated children who were part of the group.

Mexican Cartel Hitwomen Sent to Border State Prison

Mexican Cartel Hitwomen Sent to Border State Prison

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas -- Two women who worked as assassins for Mexican drug cartels in this border state were sent to prison for the deaths of three teens and the attempted murder of a fourth.

Gunmen Kill 5 at Cancun Private Party

Gunmen Kill 5 at Cancun Private Party

A team of gunmen burst into a private party in Cancun, fatally shooting five victims including an off-duty police investigator and injuring another. The incident is the latest chapter of record-breaking violence in the popular tourist resort town.

GRAPHIC -- Suspected Burglars Lynched by Neighbors in Southern Mexico

GRAPHIC -- Suspected Burglars Lynched by Neighbors in Southern Mexico

Mexican authorities are looking into the lynching of four suspected burglars in the coastal state of Tabasco. Three victims were allegedly beaten and hanged, while the fourth was dragged from a moving vehicle by neighbors in the tourist town of Macuspana.

Mexican Border State Offers Cash for Cartel Bosses near Texas

Mexican Border State Offers Cash for Cartel Bosses near Texas

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas -- Most of the violence taking place in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas can be directly attributed to 10 cartel bosses fighting for territorial control of lucrative smuggling and distribution routes.

130 Mexican Political Candidates Assassinated in 10 Months

130 Mexican Political Candidates Assassinated in 10 Months

Political assassinations, murders, and violence continue to escalate as Mexico’s elections approach. In the 10 months since the election cycle started, nearly 130 political candidates were murdered.

Two Mexican Mayoral Candidates Executed in One Day

Two Mexican Mayoral Candidates Executed in One Day

Teams of cartel gunmen executed two mayoral candidates in less than 24 hours in the Mexican state of Michoacan, making the current electoral cycle one of the bloodiest in history.

Cartels Use Murders, Threats, Attacks to Influence Mexican Elections

Cartels Use Murders, Threats, Attacks to Influence Mexican Elections

Threats, murders, and attacks have been escalating for more than 10 months as numerous criminal organizations throughout Mexico seek to impact the upcoming elections. To date, 114 politicians and candidates have been murdered since the electoral cycle began in September 2017.

War for Central Mexican Black Market Fuel Kills 16 in 12 Hours

War for Central Mexican Black Market Fuel Kills 16 in 12 Hours

The once peaceful central Mexican state of Guanajuato is seeing an escalation of violence like in other parts of the country. The bloodshed comes at a time when one of the nation’s most violent cartels is trying to take control of the region by openly fighting police officers.

Car Wash Owner Survives Cartel Hit in Mexican Border City

Car Wash Owner Survives Cartel Hit in Mexican Border City

The owner of a local car wash in the border city of Piedras Negrasa failed assassination attempt. The business owner is expected to make a full recovery after a team of cartel gunmen riding in a motorcycle shot at him several times.

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