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Mexican authorities deliver a double decapitation blow against the Zetas, Gulf Cartel after killing of two top bosses

April 22, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican authorities deliver a double decapitation blow against the Zetas, Gulf Cartel after killing of two top bosses

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Authorities in Mexico have dealt a double decapitation blow against two of the most powerful organized crime groups in the state of Tamaulipas believed to be responsible for most of the violence along the border region.

Sources within the Tamaulipas Coordination Group, the agency responsible for security in the state said that ongoing anti-cartel military operations culminated in the deaths of top leaders within the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas criminal organization.

Both senior cartel figures were killed in separate firefights early Saturday morning, Excelsior reported.

Mexican Marines killed Gulf Cartel leader Juan Manuel “Comandante Toro” Loaiza Salinas, the most wanted man in northern Mexico during an intense gun battle in the border city of Reynosa.

Authorities achieved their top priority objective with the killing of Salinas after weeks of intense operations in Reynosa aimed at capturing the Gulf Cartel leader.

Comandante Toro has remained one of the main generators of violence along the Rio Grande Valley who was responsible for the 2014 border surge, which saw hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants arrive at the Texas border, overwhelming U.S. Homeland Security.

Images showing the body of the Gulf Cartel leader has spread on social media

Meanwhile, in the Tamaulipas state capital of Ciudad Victoria, authorities killed Francisco “Pancho” Carreon Olvera, a top leader of the Los Zetas faction known as the Old School Zetas, after a brief shootout.

Officials said security forces manage to track down Carreon Olvera traveling on a highway connecting the rural community of Llera located just outside Ciudad Victoria.

The Zetas leader attempted to put up a fight but was ultimately killed by Mexican military forces, according to Breitbart Texas.

Mexican law enforcement officials described “Pancho” Carreon as an instrumental figure in the ongoing brutal turf war against rival Zetas faction, the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN).

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