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Mexican border state police raid towing company linked to drug cartels

February 28, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexican border state police raid towing company linked to drug cartels

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Officials in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas raided a towing company alleged to have a long history of assisting drug cartels. They recovered several boxes of drugs being packaged into vehicle parts and fraudulent court documents to cover up the purported theft of vehicles.

The company, Gruas Victoria S.A. de C.V, managed to work with complete impunity in Ciudad Victoria for years thanks to corrupt officials who hindered investigations and complaints.

Providing towing services and boasting a yard, the company worked with the local transit police department–an agency that has also been tied to cases of public corruption.

Breitbart Texas, citing a source within Tamaulipas law enforcement, reported that there have been multiple complaints and requests for investigations by citizens, however, the company was being protected by corrupt officials.

Authorities in Tamaulipas discovered vehicles belonging to kidnapping victims in the company’s impound lot

Some of the complaints have to do with the theft of items from cars at the impound lot, theft of car parts, engines, and even entire vehicles.

In some instances, vehicles of kidnapping victims were discovered on the company’s impound lot while family members continue to look for their loved ones, according to Breitbart Texas.

The company has also had a string of suspicious fires. Probes did not begin until an opposing political party seized offices in local government.

Police arrested ten employees and are continuing to investigate the business.

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