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Video shows moments sicarios murder police commander in Nuevo Leon, Mexico

September 30, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Video shows moments sicarios murder police commander in Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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Five seconds and a blast of AK-47 gunshots was enough time for a group of armed sicarios to brutally murder a police commander in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, where cartel members continue to battle in a turf war for control over lucrative drug trafficking routes.

Leaked surveillance footage from a local business exposed the few seconds that the gunmen needed to carry out the killing and escape. The victim’s body was left behind.

The recent slaying occurred in broad daylight on one of the main streets in the city. The assassins were riding in a Honda Accord and killed Armando Amador Garcia, a Nuevo Leon Attorney General’s Office commander, and were subsequently able to avoid law enforcement from Monterrey Police, along with military and Fuerza civil forces.

A second man who was in the vehicle with the 42-year-old commander was able to evade the string of gunfire and ran for cover into a local business until additional police officers arrived.

Unofficial sources assert that the passenger was a prosecutor. However, this information has not been confirmed nor denied by law enforcement.

Investigators extensively reviewed the footage that revealed the moment one of the sicarios tips out of the Honda Accord, grabbing a firearm and began spraying automatic gun fire into Amador’s vehicle.

According to Breitbart Texas, the victim is a native of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas and had been working in law enforcement at both state and federal levels for over a decade. In recent years, Amador was terminated from the Nuevo Leon Ministerial Police in the suburb of San Pedro.

The commander’s family maintained in an interview the victim was not fired but he instead decided to leave after the killing of a top ranking officer, who was reportedly a close associate of Adrian De La Garza, who was the former Nuevo Leon Attorney General and is the current Mayor of Monterrey.

In 2015, the victim joined the Nuevo Leon AG’s office again where he was appointed to lead a group of officers conducting operations to secure the Northern highways in the state which has seen a substantial spike in cartel-related activity.

Law enforcement officials have not publicly revealed a motive behind the execution. It is currently unclear if the crime was linked to the anti-cartel operation or if it was retaliation for his previous investigations against dealers in Nuevo León.

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