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Death toll rise to 50 killed in past month from raging cartel violence near Texas border: Video

June 7, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Death toll rise to 50 killed in past month from raging cartel violence near Texas border: Video

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Cartel violence continues to ravage the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas, as heavily armed organized criminal factions continue to battle for lucrative drug trafficking routes into the United States.

In the border city of Reynosa, chaos continued as the death toll has risen to 50 people killed within the last month as a result of the out of control drug war.

Rival factions of the Gulf Cartel have been carrying out relentless attacks on each other to gain control of profitable drug trafficking areas along the border region despite the heavy presence of Mexican military forces.

A video recorded by a citizen journalist in Reynosa showed the intensity of the fighting between cartel members and Mexican law enforcement.

During the fight, cartel members used convoys of SUV with signs such as M-28, M-42, and M-100 marked on their vehicles to distinguish rival groups. In the most recent string of conflicts, three gunmen were killed in intense gun battles on the eastern side of the city, Breitbart Texas reported.

Despite attempts by the Tamaulipas state police and the Mexican military to stem the spiraling violence, cartel gunmen continue to carry out brutal attacks against rival factions.

As JammedUp previously reported, the Gulf Cartel employed a hit squad to murder a man outside of a tire shop.

The gunmen shot the victim in the street and then stored the body in the bed of a pickup truck with a message before escaping the scene.

The Tamaulipas-based criminal organization has splintered following the loss of numerous key leadership figures, who have either been captured or killed in recent years.

The ongoing cartel violence in the border city erupted following the death of Juan Manuel Loiza Salinas also known as ‚ÄúComandante Toro,” the former regional Gulf Cartel boss who was killed in a gun battle with the Mexican military back in April.

Violence has also engulfed the border city of Nuevo Laredo and Tamaulipas state capital of Ciudad Victoria, as rival factions of Los Zetas, considered Mexico’s most violent cartel remain locked in a brutal civil turf war for control of the drug plazas in both cities.

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