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Mexican drug cartel footage shows gunbattle erupting just south of Texas Wildlife Refuge

June 6, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Mexican drug cartel footage shows gunbattle erupting just south of Texas Wildlife Refuge

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Groups of drug cartel gunmen battled in a Mexican neighborhood located directly south of a U.S. wildlife refuge last week.

The violent firefight went on for over an hour and reached an international bridge that joins the Mexican city of Reynosa with Pharr, Texas.

Leaked drug cartel footage acquired by Breitbart Texas shows the moment when shooters from one of the groups ride in an armored SUV in what looks to be a patrol operation.

Seconds later, the gunmen were heard calling for reinforcements as they begin to open fire at their rivals.

The weekend gun battle occurred in Reynosa beginning in a neighborhood called Alacranes, which is located immediately south of the border from the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge.

From Alacranes, the gunmen moved through a sequence of dirt roads and rural highways shooting their weapons until they reached an area next to the Reynosa-Pharr International Bridge.

The fighting resulted in Mexican security forces dispatching teams of officers to secure the bridge, which is one of the primary commercial entry points into Texas.

For over a year, rival cells of the Gulf Cartel fight almost daily gun battles as they remain engulfed in a fierce power struggle for the region’s drug and human trafficking territories.

The fighting has resulted in more than 500 murders directly tied to the cartel violence, including innocent bystanders, cartel hitmen, police, and military forces.

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