On Thursday Mexico's Defense Ministry announced the seizure of a weapons cache and 2 tons of marijuana in the municipality of Ciudad Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas.
Ciudad Aleman is located on the U.S.-Mexico border across the Rio Grande from Roma, Texas. Starr county, where Roma is located, is a major smuggling route for drugs into the U.S. in deep South Texas.
The Ciudad Aleman "plaza" is currently controlled by the Metro faction of the
On Tuesday, Army troops seized a weapons cache from an unoccupied building in the small community of Los Guerra. The cache consisted of:
48 shotguns, assault-type weapons and submachine guns
1 rocket launcher (RPG)
2 grenade launchers
10 explosive devices including pipe-bombs
37,900 rounds of ammunition
15 radio devices and various tactical gear
On Wednesday, Army troops seized 518 packages in the outskirts of Miguel Aleman containing more than 2 tons of marijuana.
Mexico's military has seized a total of 5 tons of marijuana this month in Miguel Aleman.