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Remorseful Cartel Gunman Leads Mexican Cops to Mass Grave

Remorseful Cartel Gunman Leads Mexican Cops to Mass Grave

ALTAMIRA, Tamaulipas -- An anonymous text message from a man believed to be a remorseful cartel gunman led Mexican authorities to a clandestine gravesite with two bodies near the port city of Altamira, Tamaulipas.

GRAPHIC — 24 Dead During Holy Week in Mexican Border City

GRAPHIC — 24 Dead During Holy Week in Mexican Border City

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas -- The popular holiday period known as Holy Week led to a spike in cartel violence in this border city. The fighting between rival factions of the Gulf Cartel and clashes with authorities led to 24 deaths over 11 days in and around the holiday period.

GRAPHIC — Mexican Cartel Dumps Bodies near Texas Border

GRAPHIC — Mexican Cartel Dumps Bodies near Texas Border

RIO BRAVO, Tamaulipas -- Cartel gunmen continue their gruesome executions in this border area as part of a territorial war. In one of the most recent cases, they dumped the bodies of two tortured victims and set a vehicle on fire to attract attention to threatening narco-messages left behind.

Mexican Cartel Targets Border State Cops During Holy Week Patrols

Mexican Cartel Targets Border State Cops During Holy Week Patrols

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas -- State police officers in this border region are being targeted for cartel attacks as gunmen try to scare them from their duties. The incidents against police and military personnel led to various injuries suffered by officials and bystanders alike.

Cartel Gunmen Dump Bags of Dismembered Bodies in Mexican Border City

Cartel Gunmen Dump Bags of Dismembered Bodies in Mexican Border City

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas -- Cartel gunmen dumped two large bags filled with dismembered body parts outside a local gas station. The gory scene follows several days of relative peace after months of fierce gun battles and escalating violence between rival factions of the Gulf Cartel.

Mexican Cartel Torches Michoacán After Exposé Triggered Kingpin’s Arrest

Mexican Cartel Torches Michoacán After Exposé Triggered Kingpin’s Arrest

MORELIA, Michoacán -- Cartel gunmen were deployed in the hundreds throughout Michoacán to force the release of a recently captured leader who was arrested following a Breitbart Texas exposé revealing photographic evidence of the Mexican army's friendly relationship with the drug cartel boss.

15 Killed in Day as Mexican Cartel Burns Acapulco

15 Killed in Day as Mexican Cartel Burns Acapulco

Violence continues to spiral in the once popular beach resort town of Acapulco, Guerrero. In one day, teams of gunmen carried out multiple executions and clashed with police forces, spreading terror among the tourists who still travel to the area.

Molotov Cocktail Ignites Inside Mexican Border City Cathedral

Molotov Cocktail Ignites Inside Mexican Border City Cathedral

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas -- A makeshift incendiary device believed to be a Molotov cocktail ignited inside this border city’s cathedral, spreading panic among residents. Authorities remain tight-lipped about the investigation.

Police Raid Cartel-Linked Towing Company in Mexican Border State

Police Raid Cartel-Linked Towing Company in Mexican Border State

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas -- Authorities raided a towing company believed to have a long history of working with drug cartels in this border state. They found several boxes of drugs being packaged into car parts and fake court documents to cover up the alleged theft of vehicles.

Cartel Hit Men Make Clean Getaway After Execution in Border State Cockfight

Cartel Hit Men Make Clean Getaway After Execution in Border State Cockfight

Mexican state authorities are investigating a shootout turned execution. The incident occurred at a cockfighting arena where a group of hit men executed the owner of a trucking company, wounded his two companions, and managed to escape with complete impunity.

Former Border State Police Commander Linked to Migrant Kidnappings

Former Border State Police Commander Linked to Migrant Kidnappings

Officials linked a former state police commander in Coahuila, Mexico, to several migrant kidnapping cases. The former police investigator allegedly collected protection fees from human smugglers and kidnappers in order to let them operate in her area.

Mexican Border State Cops Seize Russian RPG in Traffic Stop

Mexican Border State Cops Seize Russian RPG in Traffic Stop

MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon -- State police officers found a Russian RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) during a traffic stop as part of an enforcement operation targeting street-level dealers in this border state.

Mexican Feds Mum after 30 Pounds of TNT Stolen in Border State

Mexican Feds Mum after 30 Pounds of TNT Stolen in Border State

MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon -- One of the largest mining companies in Mexico reported the theft of various explosive packages setting off a large-scale investigation. Mexican federal authorities have been careful in revealing details about the case, claiming that it is a matter of national security.

Mexican Soldiers Shoot Police in Border City over Soccer Match Result

Mexican Soldiers Shoot Police in Border City over Soccer Match Result

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila -- The score of a televised soccer match and alcohol was the reason for a fistfight that escalated into gunfire. A group of Mexican soldiers on their day off started fighting with some federal police and then fired as the cops were leaving.

Cartel Gunmen Leave Human Heads at Mexican TV Station

Cartel Gunmen Leave Human Heads at Mexican TV Station

Mexico’s Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG) continues spreading bloodshed and death threats after gunmen left two human heads outside of the Televisa TV station in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

Mexican Border City Suffers 60 Cartel Murders in November

Mexican Border City Suffers 60 Cartel Murders in November

The raging cartel violence in this border city resulted in 60 murders in November. Rival factions of the Gulf Cartel continue their fight for control of drug trafficking territories and access to Texas.

Mexican Cartel Shooting Victim Crosses into Texas for Medical Care

Mexican Cartel Shooting Victim Crosses into Texas for Medical Care

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas -- The fighting between factions of the Gulf Cartel and sporadic shootouts with official forces continue to grow the number of murder victims locally. Two bystanders were shot in a recent shootout with one reportedly transported by ambulance to Texas.

Mexican Cops Escorting Travelers on Border Highways

Mexican Cops Escorting Travelers on Border Highways

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas -- State and federal police officers will escort travelers along various highways in this state amid a spike in cartel gun battles and armed robberies.

Mexican Cartels Carry Out 20 Executions in One Day

Mexican Cartels Carry Out 20 Executions in One Day

Mexican authorities appear powerless to stop the cartel violence that continues to rage in one southern state. The fighting between rival criminal organizations left 20 people dead in a single day.

Gunmen Open Fire on Television Station in Cancun

Gunmen Open Fire on Television Station in Cancun

An accountant from Channel 10 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, was the target of an attempted murder outside the TV station. Employees ran in panic after hearing four shots and watched two gunmen flee.