Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat misskit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    29,325

    Border Gunbattles Leave 11 Dead in Northern Mexico

    CIUDAD VICTORIA, MEXICO
    A running series of gunbattles caused at least 11 deaths in the northern Mexico border state of Tamauilpas, authorities said Monday.


    Officials said the shootouts in the border city of Reynosa and the nearby town of Rio Bravo started late Sunday. Gunmen hijacked vehicles and used them to block streets, and spread bent nails to puncture tires to facilitate their getaways. Authorities called in a helicopter to support ground patrols moving to break up the roadblocks.


    One group of four gunmen was killed near a gas station after they opened fire on a military patrol, officials said. Three other bodies were discovered at other points around Rio Bravo.


    Police found 13 improvised armored vehicles, which are usually light trucks with welded steel plating. Such vehicles are often used by drug gangs in Tamaulipas. Officers also found six hand grenades, 17 40-mm rifle-launched grenades and about three dozen guns, including a .50-caliber sniper rifle.


    The dead included a man apparently killed by assailants after he and a child sought shelter from gunfire in a house on their way to school. The man and child emerged from the house when the shooting died down temporarily, and that is when the man was hit.


    Three people also were killed in what appeared to be targeted shootings in the town of Padilla, farther south.


    Reynosa is across the border from McAllen, Texas, and has been the scene of turf battles between factions of the Gulf cartel.


    In Chihuahua, another northern border state, prosecutors said Monday that the death toll from a shootout in the remote mountain town of Uruachi had risen to seven. About 100 state police officers were sent to the town after the Friday gunfight, which apparently involved a dispute between rival gunmen.


    https://www.voanews.com/a/border-gun...o/4073854.html

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    15,837
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    a .50-caliber sniper rifle.
    Fork! Import from northern neighbour?

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat misskit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    29,325
    ^More than likely.

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat David48atTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Last Online
    Today @ 06:33 PM
    Location
    Palace Far from Worries
    Posts
    8,098
    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    including a .50-caliber sniper rifle.
    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Fork! Import from northern neighbour?
    WOW ...


  5. #5
    R.I.P.
    DrB0b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD
    Posts
    17,158
    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Fork! Import from northern neighbour?
    Yes. .50 cal Barrets. Very popular with the cartels now, can fire through "bulletproof" glass on official cars. About 50 have been seized coming from the US to Mexico in the last 10 years so you can imagine how many got through. Very popular in Narco vids

    The Above Post May Contain Strong Language, Flashing Lights, or Violent Scenes.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •