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Advisory warns U.S. Border Patrol agents in South Texas of raging cartel violence spilling over the border

June 23, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Advisory warns U.S. Border Patrol agents in South Texas of raging cartel violence spilling over the border Reynosa Cartel Violence

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The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) has issued an advisory to U.S. Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas, warning of the risk posed by the open cartel warfare spiraling in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas.

Agents stationed in the Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) are being urged to take extra safety precautions due to the risks posed by the violence resulting from clashes between heavily armed Gulf cartel factions and Mexican government forces, which could spill over into the U.S. side of the border.

The NBPC Advisory warns of the dangers posed by stray rounds and grenade attacks coming from Mexico, according to Breitbart Texas.

Daily gun battles have erupted involving the Gulf Cartel paramilitary have transformed the border city of Reynosa into a battlefield, sparked by the death of the group’s regional leader Juan Manuel Loaiza Salinas, “Comandante Toro,”  who was killed during a firefight with Mexican Marines back in April.

The death toll has so far reached 65 people killed and many more injured in the ongoing violence.

NAPC officials maintain that the continuing clashes pose a clear and present danger to all U.S. law enforcement and Border Patrol agents working in the border region.

In November of 2016, a Texas State Trooper and Border agent patrolling the sector suffered gunshot wounds from stray rounds originating from the Mexican side of the border.

Video of a shootout, which erupted last week can be seen below.

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