Two videos from the war raging along the border in Northeast Mexico- mainly Tamaulipas-where a three-way death match between Los Zetas and “Nueva Federación” consisting of a faction of Cartel de Golfo (CDG) , sicarios from Chapo Guzman’s Sinaloa franchise and the evangelical mob out of Michoacan, La Familia and the Mexican Navy’s special forces continues without let up–W
The first– an album of the carnage in Reynosa set to a corrido on the CDG/Zetas war (Graphic Content)……
The second–a six-minute drive through the deserted streets of Carmago, Tamaulipas where all activity is at a halt–virtually no pedestrians, no kids playing, shops closed, broken traffic lights, scores of shell casings scattered along the roadside..the young woman who made the video, apparently with her cell, says all this was the aftermath of a six-hour gun battle…
Just as I was about to post these,this came in from the San Antiono Express News
The U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo Tuesday reported an “ongoing gun battle” in the area of a main boulevard and the city zoo.
“The U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo advises all U.S. citizens to shelter in place and take precautions until the fighting subsides,” said a message posted Tuesday on the consulate’s Web site.
The reported gunfire follows a weekend lull after a week of violence attributed to Mexican drug gangs fighting for control of transport roots through the states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon opposite the Texas border.
Reports of an explosion in Reynosa, Mexico, briefly shut down a U.S.-Mexico bridge there Tuesday but were apparently unfounded.
Even the bears and monkeys are under the gun..More to follow…
From this evening’s news broadcast KRVG Channel 5 in Rio Grande Valley, Texas ..If they’re sources are correct on the number of Zeta reinforcements heading to Nuevo Laredo this war could shut down the border..the body count of 23 cited by the Mexican army is lowball– according to my sources..at least 30 were killed..liely more as the Zetas and CDG commandos have been carrying off their dead and wounded..
WESLACO (TX)- CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned the Zetas are out of Reynosa tonight.
They’ve moved about 150 miles west to Nuevo Laredo. Our intelligence sources tell us the group wants to take over the city and make it their base of operations.
The U.S. Consulate General’s office has already confirmed a gunbattle in Nuevo Laredo. It’s happening near Boulevard Colosio and the city’s zoo. The consulate general’s office is telling all U.S. citizens to take shelter until the fighting stops.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned the Zetas are already calling in reinforcements. We’re told 700 Zetas from around Mexico are joining the 500 already brought to the area last week.
The Gulf Cartel also called in reinforcements last week. CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned they joined forces with two rival cartels, La Familia Michoacana (LFM) and the Sinaloa Cartel.
Our sources tell us the Sinaloa Cartel and LFM have a deep hatred of the Zetas. They could also benefit by getting a cut of the Valley’s drug smuggling business.
It was a rough week for the border. CHANNEL 5 NEWS was following an explosion of shootouts and grenade attacks in northern Tamualipas.
Violence was reported in border cities like Valle Hermoso, Reynosa, Guerrero, Miguel Aleman, Ciudad Mier, and Valadeces. According to the Mexican military and CHANNEL 5 NEWS sources, last week’s violence left at least 23 people dead.
Our sources tell us it was triggered when a Gulf Cartel member murdered a Zeta leader on January 18. The Zetas demanded the Gulf Cartel hand over the killer.
When that didn’t happen, the Zetas kidnapped 16 Gulf Cartel members in Miguel Aleman. We’re told that led to the shootouts up and down the border.
Link to video on KRVG website here