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14 cartel gunmen killed in massive gun battles near the border in Nuevo Laredo

April 21, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
14 cartel gunmen killed in massive gun battles near the border in Nuevo Laredo

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The Tamaulipas state government have remained silent about the most recent surge in violence that has occurred in the state after three massive gun battles involving wild car chases killed fourteen suspected armed cartel members over the past week.

A rolling shootout last weekend in Northern Mexico resulted in six cartel gunmen burned alive after a grenade exploded inside their SUV.

The firefight occurred Last Saturday in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, a known stronghold for the hyper-violent Los Zetas drug cartel.

According to Breitbart Texas, the violence erupted after a vehicle full of Zetas gunmen attempted to flee Mexican authorities in the Juarez neighborhood.

Six cartel gunmen were burned alive after a rolling gun battle last weekend in Nuevo Laredo

Six cartel gunmen were burned alive after a rolling gun battle last weekend in Nuevo Laredo

For some unspecified reason, the SUV crashed into the side of a home, and a grenade detonated, igniting a fire that quickly engulfed the vehicle burning all six occupants alive inside.

The blaze also engulfed two other vehicles and damaged the home.

The charred remains of the Zetas members all donned in military tactical gear were removed from the vehicle and place on a tarp in the street as police set up a crime scene investigation.

Mexican authorities have increased special operations and patrols in the Mariano, Matamoros neighborhood, and other residential areas, which have led to an increase in violent confrontations with Los Zetas.

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Pictured: The charred remains of six gunmen burned alive after a grenade went off in their SUV as they attempted to flee authorities

Earlier this week, a patrol encountered four armed cartel operatives in another SUV, and a rolling shootout ensued after the suspects tried to escape. All four suspects died in the gunbattle.

One day earlier, members of Los Zetas opened fire and tossed a grenade at soldiers during another intense rolling gunbattle that lasted over two miles in the Obrera neighborhood, which also ended with the Mexican military killing all four gunmen.

With the death of top boss Heriberto Lazcano killed in a shootout with Mexican marines in 2012 and the arrests of his predecessors Miguel Angel Trevino, alias Z40 in 2013 and his brother Omar Trevino, alias Z42 in March of 2015, the organization has weakened, causing Mexico’s most violent cartel to factionalize.

The fragmentation within the group has resulted in an ongoing civil war between rival Zetas factions in the state’s capital of Ciudad Victoria, where Mexican authorities have been unable to curb the spiraling violence taking hold of the city including the countless murders, gruesome beheadings, and attacks on local businesses occurring in the city on a daily basis.

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