Tractor Trailer with 8 tons of marijuana seized – Driver arrested

SEDENA, Mexico’s Defense Ministry announced in a press release last week, the discovery and confiscation of more than 8 tons of marijuana. The truck was stopped at the 30 km checkpoint south of Reynosa, Tamaulipas for a routine check when soldiers discovered the illegal cargo. The driver of the rig, who has not been identified, was arrested and turned over to the Attorney Generals office…

Mexico sends more troops to reinforce borderlands

Almost 3,000 members of the Army, Marines and Federal Police reinforced military operations in the Tamaulipas municipalities of Nuevo Guerrero, Ciudad Mier, Miguel Aleman, Camargo and Diaz Ordaz in an attempt to stem the spiraling violence and the growing exodus of residents as rival bands of heavily armed criminals contest that area of the Texas Mexico border. Read More And with the arrival of the…

Mexican Troops number 3,000 arrive in Cd. Juarez

More than 3,000 Mexican troops arrived during the weekend in Juárez as part of what authorities have described as a frontal assault on crime in the coming weeks.   The new soldiers, which are in addition to the 2,000 already assigned to Joint Operation Chihuahua, were deployed after a meeting last week among high-level Mexican government officials in Juárez. More troops, including intelligence units, are…

Omnibus Mexicanos – One arrested for arms smuggling at border

During a routine inspection of an American bus entering Mexico, Army units discovered a person trying to smuggle guns into Mexico illegally. The bus, Omnibuses Mexicanos of Houston Texas. The location, Bridge number 2 at the foot of I-35. Confiscated was a 12 gauge shotgun, a .22 caliber rifle with scope and a .380 semi auto pistol from Luis Estrada Carrizal, 62 years old. All…

Mexican Army patrol confiscates 1 ton of Marijuana near Miguel Aleman

Tuesday, the 75th Infantry Battalion was on patrol between Los Angeles and Miguel Aleman, . They found a 1991 Black Ford Grand Marquis with Minnesota plates, containing 31 packages of what appeared to be marijuana wrapped in brown tape and plastic. While searching for the owner of the vehicles, soldiers discovered 160 more packages, wrapped in the same manner and containing marijuana, but could not…

ICE: No Proof Home Invasion Suspects Part of Mexican Military

The newest outrage against Mexico going around the blogosphere and on the rabid right wing talk shows and overnight conspiracy fests, is the story of personnel of the Mexican Army being involved in a home invasion and murder in Phoenix Arizona. When I first heard this, I believe it was on Lou Dobbs nightly hatefest, I was incredulous at the stupidity of the report and…

Army units seize 3 tons of marijuana in Camargo Tamaulipas

NUEVO LAREDO (MTNS) Almost 3 tons of marijuana was seized Monday outside the town of Camargo by units of the First Motorized Calvary, on routine patroi. Military units discovered two SUV’s abandoned next to a canal on a ranch close to town and upon investigation, found they contained 276 packages of marijuana wieghing 2,852 kilograms .It appeared the vehicles and their contents had been abandoned…

One dead in gun battle between Military and Narcos in Cd. Mier

NUEVO LAREDO – A gunfight between military forces and alleged drug traffickers that lasted more than an hour in the predawn hours Wednesday left one soldier dead and at least three others injured, authorities confirmed Thursday.An unknown number of traffickers also were killed and injured, authorities said. The assault occurred in Ciudad Mier, about 60 miles east of Nuevo Laredo, at about 1 a.m. Wednesday,…

More Mexican troops to the border

A new batch of troops arrived in Nuevo Laredo this weekend to supplement the soldiers already assigned to border security. Although the authorities did not reveal the exact number of agents and soldiers who arrived, , military sources commented this week that between the 26 and the 29 of February, 2600 additional troops would be added to the states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon According…

Mexican Army makes major bust in Miguel Aleman Tamps.

According to a press release issued by the Eighth Military District in Reynosa, soldiers on routine patrol observed a Jeep Cherokee trying to evade surveillance and a chase ensued. Military units arrested the driver and during interrogation, the suspect directed officials to a safe house in Miguel Aleman where a cache of weapons, drugs and vehicles were seized. Seized were: Nines tons of marijuana 89…

Mexico troops seize 10 tons of cocaine following shootout

The Mexican Army seized an estimated 10 tons of cocaine and arrested seven people after a gun battle Friday between agents and traffickers in the streets of Tampico, Tamaulipas, according to an Army news release.No deaths were reported in what was hailed as the largest drug bust in the history of the country’s battle against organized crime, but police sources said there were several injuries.