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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.

WATCH: Cartel Gunman Fires at Passing Trucks near Texas Border

WATCH: Cartel Gunman Fires at Passing Trucks near Texas Border

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas -- Gulf Cartel gunmen in this border city have begun firing at passing vehicles as part of their carjacking tactics. The vehicles are stolen at gunpoint to be used for makeshift blockades during street battles.

Cartel Gunmen Execute Drug Dealers near Texas Border

Cartel Gunmen Execute Drug Dealers near Texas Border

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila -- Authorities in this border city continue looking into why a team of hooded gunmen stormed a local home to execute two convicted drug dealers and assault an elderly man.

International Red Cross Equates Mexico-Texas Border with War Zone

International Red Cross Equates Mexico-Texas Border with War Zone

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas -- During a visit to this border city, members of the International Red Cross found empty schools and fear in the streets after months of regular, large-scale gun battles by cartel members featuring grenade launchers, machine guns, and armored vehicles.

GRAPHIC: Cops Forced to Shoot Inmates During Mexican Prison Riot

GRAPHIC: Cops Forced to Shoot Inmates During Mexican Prison Riot

MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon -- A deadly prison riot in the suburb of Cadereyta killed 16 inmates and left at least 30 injured, including a guard. As many as 250 prisoners fought with authorities who were ultimately given the order to open fire to rescue a group of guards.

Drug Lord’s Death Indicates End of Knights Templar Cartel

Drug Lord’s Death Indicates End of Knights Templar Cartel

MORELIA, Michoacan -- The death of the top leader of the Knights Templar cartel points to the apparent end of the once fearsome entity as the remnants are absorbed by a new cartel, La Nueva Familia Michoacana.

Los Zetas Cartel Stockpiling Weapons near Texas Border

Los Zetas Cartel Stockpiling Weapons near Texas Border

Members of the Los Zetas cartel continue their efforts to stockpile weapons near the Texas border. In the most recent failed attempt, authorities seized numerous assault rifles and body armor.

EXCLUSIVE — GRAPHIC: Cartel Incinerates More Bodies near Texas Border

EXCLUSIVE — GRAPHIC: Cartel Incinerates More Bodies near Texas Border

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas -- Mexico’s Gulf Cartel continues its terroristic practice of incinerating the bodies of kidnapping victims and captured rivals. As a result, the organization is able to leave more families without answers about the fate of their loved ones.

Cartel Gunmen Attack Funeral Procession in Mexican Border State

Cartel Gunmen Attack Funeral Procession in Mexican Border State

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Tamaulipas -- The raging cartel violence that continues to envelop this border state took an odd turn when gunmen killed two underage brothers and an adult woman who were taking part in the funeral procession of a recently murdered cartel member.

GRAPHIC: Narco-Terror in Southern Mexico — 19 Dead in 3 Days

GRAPHIC: Narco-Terror in Southern Mexico — 19 Dead in 3 Days

Terror is spreading over the rural area of the state now known as “Tierra Caliente” or "hot lands." In three days, cartel gunmen have murdered 19 victims -- 14 of those victims were beheaded and dismembered.

GRAPHIC: Five Gunmen Killed in Mexican Border State Cartel Camp Shootout

GRAPHIC: Five Gunmen Killed in Mexican Border State Cartel Camp Shootout

Mexican Marines killed five gunmen from the Gulf Cartel during a battle inside a cartel camp in the border state of Tamaulipas. The battle took place in a rustic field less than 15 miles north of this city when a military helicopter carrying out surveillance flights came under fire.

Texan Fleeing Harvey Held Up by Mexican Gunmen

Texan Fleeing Harvey Held Up by Mexican Gunmen

MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon -- A Texas man trying to avoid Hurricane Harvey’s wrath sought refuge in Mexico, only to become another victim of the ongoing violence that continues to dominate this border state.

Innocent Woman Killed in Mexican Cartel Crossfire near Texas

Innocent Woman Killed in Mexican Cartel Crossfire near Texas

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas -- A woman driving through one of the main avenues of this border city was killed when rival cartels began spraying gunfire. Two other innocent motorists were also hit in other areas.

Eight Bystanders Injured in Border City Cartel Clash

Eight Bystanders Injured in Border City Cartel Clash

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas -- Eight innocent bystanders and motorists were injured in a cartel skirmish as rival gunmen squared off near a shopping center in one of this border city's main avenues.

Mexican Cops Capture Armed Cartel Operator near Texas

Mexican Cops Capture Armed Cartel Operator near Texas

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila -- State authorities cracking down on escalating violence in the region arrested a heavily armed cartel operator in this Mexican border city. The collar comes after one of Mexico’s most dangerous organizations announced their intention to take over the state.

Execution Heralds New Cartel Violence near Texas Border

Execution Heralds New Cartel Violence near Texas Border

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila -- The recent execution of a suspected smuggler points to rival cartels once again facing-off for control of this border city and its lucrative smuggling routes into Texas.