Saturday, November 26, 2011

Weapons, drugs seized in Miguel Aleman

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
Gulf cartel.

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
8 grenades
10 explosive devices including pipe-bombs
1,165 magazines
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.

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