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Mexican authorities intercept cartel shipment of arms destined for Northern Mexico

May 31, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican authorities intercept cartel shipment of arms destined for Northern Mexico

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Mexican law enforcement intercepted a shipment of tactical weapons headed from southern Mexico to the border city of Matamoros, multiple news sources have reported.

Officials with the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) said five suspects had transported weapons and tactical gear in two SUV’s when Federal Police arrested them on Friday in the Mexican state of Tabasco.

Two of the men carried false documents claiming to be Mexican military members.

According to Breitbart News, soldiers at a military checkpoint close to the neighboring state of Veracruz, stopped to inspect two white Chevrolet Tahoe’s the suspects had been driving, when one of the soldiers noticed the SUV had armor plating.

Upon further inspection, authorities found multiple pieces of weaponry including several AR-15 rifles, several 9mm handguns, dozens of loaded ammunition magazines in addition to high-end body armor, boots, flashlights, tactical clothing, and helmets.

All items not commonly found in Mexico.

Government officials said two of the occupants in the SUV presented falsified military credentials to law enforcement.

Authorities arrested the two men, identified as Javier Leon Delgadillo and Jose Leon Delgadillo, two brothers, along with three other suspects, Victor Manuel Lucas Rodriguez, Jose Manuel Romero-Aguilar, and Marcos Vasquez Ramirez.

The five men all reside in Matamoros, which is a Gulf Cartel stronghold.

Federal investigators turned over the case to the Attorney General’s Office for prosecution.

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