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Casualties rise in the latest wave of cartel violence near Texas border war

June 18, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Casualties rise in the latest wave of cartel violence near Texas border war

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An innocent bystander and at least four armed cartel gunmen were killed this week in the latest wave of drug-related violence in the border city of Reynosa as police forces arrested 10 Gulf Cartel members in ongoing operations.

Rival factions of the Gulf Cartel have been battling for control of profitable drug trafficking and human smuggling routes.

The fighting between the rivals has resulted in over 50 casualties due to near daily rounds of violence within the past month.

Mexican federal forces have increased their efforts in targeting the Gulf cartel’s criminal operations throughout the city.

In the most recent incident, Mexican authorities killed a gunman and arrested ten others after a firefight at a local party place, Breitbart Texas reported.

The gun battle erupted on Wednesday just after 1 p.m. after Mexican authorities were dispatched after receiving an anonymous tip about gunmen meeting at the Quinta Blayser section of Reynosa.

Mexican authorities arrested several Gulf Cartel gunmen in the latest wave of violence in the border city of Reynosa

Pp\olice arrived on the scene and intercepted 15 heavily armed cartel operatives, who opened fire in an attempt to flee sparking an intense firefight.

Officials said earlier that day, hitmen and Mexican soldiers engaged in another gun battle in the Las Granjas neighborhood.

Authorities killed three operatives in the skirmish. However, an innocent bystander was also caught in the crossfire.

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