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Cartels executing businessmen in Mexican border state

November 16, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Cartels executing businessmen in Mexican border state

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The cartel violence in the Ciudad Victoria, capital of the Mexica border state of Tamaulipas does not have an end in sight as rival groups continue to battle for control of the drug trade.

The recent bloodshed resulted in five deaths. Three of the people who were killed were cartel gunmen extorting local businesspeople when authorities arrived, and a shootout erupted.

The bulk of the violence taking place in this city can be attributed to the continuing war between the Gulf Cartel and their allies with the Zetas Vieja Escuela against the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN).

A victim died after being shot in the chest The Vamos Tamaulipas neighborhood.

Officials verified that the shooting occurred in the El Palmar neighborhood, a low-income area.

Authorities previously received a complaint from a business owner alleging that cartel members have been extorting them

Officers moved in when they discovered that gunmen were going to the business to collect. As police arrived, the gunmen launched a short shootout where leaving three cartel members killed.

Soon after, police were dispatched to a rural area near the highway that connects Ciudad Victoria with Jaumave, where they discovered the body of a 25-year-old man with fatal gunshot wounds.

The victim was discovered face down with his hands tied and was shot in the head, according to Breitbart Texas.

A 25-year-old victim was found with his hands tied and with a gunshot wound to the head.

In a separate incident, a crew of gunmen riding a motorcycle shot at a man and managed to escape.

The victim was walking along a sidewalk at the time. Emergency personnel rushed the man to a local hospital.

Soon after that, officers responded to the Vamos Tamaulipas area, where an unknown number of cartel member killed 40-year-old Emilio Flores Gutierrez inside of his store.

The Vamos Tamaulipas area is considered a neighborhood with extreme poverty. The victim died after he was shot in the chest.

The increase in violence is associated with the ongoing rivalry between the Gulf Cartel/Vieja Escuela Zeta versus the CDN for control of drug trafficking territories, kidnapping rings, and extortion plots.

Local, state or federal authorities have been unsuccessful in their efforts to curb the wave of violence that continues to engulf this city as drug cartels continue to work.

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