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Mexican authorities find 2-year-old child with cartel gunmen near Texas Border

October 9, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexican authorities find 2-year-old child with cartel gunmen near Texas Border

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Mexican authorities say a pair of cartel gunmen in the Piedras Negras had a two-year-old child with them while they carried out street-level drug deliveries.

Coahuila state authorities carried out a series of highway and road interdictions targeted toward organized crime members. Piedras Negras is a border city located directly south of Eagle Pass, Texas.

The area is a known corridor utilized by multiple drug cartels — predominantly factions of Los Zetas — to smuggle large quantities of drugs and conduct human trafficking operation into the U.S.

During one of the operations, authorities pulled over a vehicle and arrested Cesar Alexis Ruis Perez and Jose Antonio Hernandez Rangel, both 25. State police found that one of the men had a 9mm handgun while the other one had a .40 caliber handgun, Rancherita reported.

While inspecting the car, authorities recovered over 50 bags containing marijuana and another set of baggies containing small amounts of crystal meth.

In the vehicle, officers took custody of a two-year-old child that the gunmen had brought with them while conducting their business.

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