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Mexican authorities uncover Los Zetas cartel radio network near Texas border

February 21, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
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Authorities in the border city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila have seized two radio repeaters utilized by the Los Zetas drug cartel as part of an underground communication system.

Over multiple days, members of the Coahuila Attorney General’s Office and Fuerza Coahuila had been carrying out an operation aimed at tracking down the illicit network, Coahuila’s Secretary of State Victor Zamorano announced in a statement.

The system was used by members of a drug cartel to remain in constant communication and communicate the position of law enforcement.

The two radio repeaters and other devices were discovered by police in various residences throughout the city, Breitbart Texas reported.

The border state of Coahuila has a lengthy history of being under the control of Los Zetas and most recently under the Cartel Del Noreste faction. For over a year, the CDN and other Los Zetas groups such as Vieja Escuela Zetas (CDZ) or “Grupo Bravo” have been engulfed in a fierce war for control of lucrative drug trafficking territories in several parts of Mexico including Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila.

As part of their operations, Mexican cartels use radio communication networks to keep control of their areas. In the border city of Reynosa, the Gulf Cartel has been using a radio communication network and video surveillance methods.

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