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Caribbean-Latin America
Badanov's Buzzkill Bulletin
2012-11-12

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By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Mexican Army units nationwide have seized 669 kilograms of marijuana, 10 kilograms of hashish and MX  $19,468.00 (USD $1474.90) in cash since October 28th, according to official Mexican government information.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 4th Military Zone in Sonora state located illegal contraband aboard a truck from Querétaro state October 28th.  The unit had established a checkpoint on Kilometer 17 of the Nogales to Hermosillo, Sonora highway and stopped a truck.  Inside soldiers found 490,000 cigars packaged in 49 cardboard boxes.  The driver was detained at the scene.

  • An army unit with the 45th Mexican military Zone found a quantity of hashish in Sonora state October 29th.  The unit had been on patrol near ejido Desierto de Sonora when soldiers found 10 kilograms of hashish, one rifle and one fragmentation grenade.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 4th Military Zone located a quantity of weapons and munitions in Sonora state October 30th.  The unit had been dispatched to the area based on an anonymous complaint about armed suspects near a ranch near the village of Santa Rosa in Navojoa municipality.  Soldiers seized 10 rifles, 17 weapons magazines, 172 rounds of ammunition and one fragmentation grenade.

  • A Mexican Army road patrol from the 4th Military Zone seized quantities of weapons in Sonora state October 30th.  The unit had been on patrol on Mexico Federal Highway 16 between Yecora and Maycoba in Yecora municipality when it stopped three unidentified individuals travelling aboard three vehicles.  Soldiers seized two rifles, 10 weapons magazines, 225 rounds of ammunition and three vehicles.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 7th Military Zone along with state and local civilian police conducted a raid in Nuevo Leon state October 30th, seizing weapons and detaining suspects.  The raid took place in Santa Catarina municipality where authorities seized six rifles, 1,083 rounds of ammunition, 35 weapons magazines, eight vehicles and tactical gear.  Nine unidentified suspects were detained at the scene.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 8th Military Zone seized a quantity of diesel fuel in Tamaulipas state October 29th.  Found in Ciudad Madero municipality, the  total amounted to 124,000 liters.  Soldiers also seized three tractors and four tankers.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 8th Military Zone exchanged gunfire with armed suspects in Tamaulipas state October 30th.  Armed suspects had attacked the military unit which was on patrol in Nuevo Laredo municipality. Soldiers returned fire, killing one unidentified armed suspect.  Weapons seized included one rifle, one weapons magazine and 15 rounds of ammunition.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 9th Military Zone located a quantity of fuel in Sinaloa state October 30th.  The unit was on a road patrol in the sindicatura Villa Adolfo Lopez Mateos of Culican municipality when soldiers found 5,500 liters of gasoline and 11 trucks capable of transporting fuel.

  • A Mexican Army road patrol with the 8th Military Zone located and rescued five unidentified individuals who had been kidnapped in Tamaulipas state October 30th.  The victims were found inside a vehicle between the villages of Villa de Casas and La Lajilla, near Ciudad Victoria.  Military uniforms and five rifles were also found at the scene.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 8th Military Zone exchanged gunfire with armed suspects in Tamaulipas state October 30th.  The unit was on patrol in Obrera colony in Matamoros municipality when it came under small arms fire.  Army return fire killed two unidentified armed suspects. After the gunfight, soldiers seized two rifles, four weapons magazines, 32 rounds of ammunition and one vehicle. 

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 8th Military Zone located a quantity of marijuana in Tamaulipas state October 30th.  The drugs were found in an abandoned vehicle in a remote area in Camargo municipality.  A total of 663 kilograms of marijuana was seized.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 8th Military Zone located weapons and munitions in Tamaulipas state October 30th. The unit was on patrol near the village of Puentecitos in Camargo municipality when the discovery was made.  Seized contraband included four rifles, three handguns, two grenade launchers, two grenades, four weapons magazines and 391 rounds of ammunition.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 8th Military Zone exchanged gunfire with armed suspects in Tamaulipas state October 30th.  The incident took place in Alberto Carrera Torres colony in Matamoros municipality, where an army road patrol came under small arms fire.  Army return fire killed one unidentified armed suspect.  Two rifles and one vehicle were seized at the conclusion of the gunfight.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 8th Military Zone seized quantities of weapons and munitions in Tamaulipas state November 2nd.  The unit was on patrol on Centro colony in Ciudad Miguel Aleman when it came upon an abandoned vehicle.  Inside soldiers found six rifles, two grenades, 1,230 rounds of ammunition, 68 weapons magazines, 53 stars (for puncturing automobile tires) and other contraband.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 8th Military Zone rescued two unidentified kidnapping victims in Tamaulipas state November 2nd.  The unit rolled up on a vehicle with two suspects inside in Infonavit “Cañada” colony in Tampico municipality.  Soldiers found MX $19,468.00 (USD $1474.90) in cash, radio equipment and documents and a vehicle.  The suspects were detained at the scene.

  • A Mexican Army unit with the 8th Military Zone raided a camp presumably used by narcotraffickers in Tamaulipas state November 3rd.  The raid was conducted in ejido Paso Real in San Fernando municipality, where soldiers seized nine rifles, four handguns, six grenades, one grenade launcher, 2,296 rounds of ammunition, 60 weapons magazines, nine kilograms of marijuana, quantities of other drugs, one vehicle and 28 radios.

  • An army unit with the Mexican 8th Military Zone exchanged gunfire with armed suspects in Tamaulipas state November 3rd.  The encounter took place in Victoria colony of Matamoros municipality, where the military unit came under small arms fire.  Army counterfire killed two unidentified armed suspects.  Soldiers also seized two rifles, 143 rounds of ammunition, four weapons magazines, one vehicle and other equipment including radios.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com.
Posted by:badanov

#2  just order it online, borgboy
Posted by: American Delight   2012-11-12 06:54  

#1  So much for my trip down from Tucson to Nogales for "genuine Cohibas". /sarc off
Posted by: borgboy   2012-11-12 01:01  

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