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Authorities in Texas raid drug way station used by the Gulf cartel

January 21, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Authorities in Texas raid drug way station used by the Gulf cartel

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Police in the border city of Brownsville, Texas have raided a Gulf cartel way station used to store drugs, weapons, and cash on Tuesday.

According to Breitbart Texas, the drug way station was used by the cartel as a staging point to send weapons south to Mexico and receive drug shipments headed north.

Investigators with the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office serving a search warrant at a building, discovered 4,000 ammunition rounds, two sets of body armor, munitions for.40 caliber handguns and AK-47 assault rifles.

Authorities also seized 16 pounds of marijuana in the raid. The Gulf Cartel utilizes the town of Brownsville, which is located just north of the Mexican border city of Matamoros as a way station for the drug shipments coming from Mexico and for sending illicit drug proceeds and weapons back down south.

Matamoros, which is a known Gulf cartel stronghold, was at the center of raging gun battles and narco blockades last year between the CDG in this city and a rival faction from the same group from the city of Reynosa, Breitbart Texas reported.

The Gulf cartel also controls the human trafficking in the area and are responsible for the rash of kidnappings and extortion committed in Matamoros as a means to supplement the smuggling of narcotics.

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