While Mexico slams Texas’s new “sanctuary city” law, rival factions of the Gulf Cartel are fighting over control of the border state of Tamaulipas.
Cartel Chronicles reports:
The fighting took place early Tuesday morning setting off the eighth day of gun battles in this city. Law enforcement officials confirmed to Breitbart Texas that the fighting took place along the Esfuerzo Nacional neighborhood on the city’s western side. The fighting began when three gunmen began to fire at a police convoy fatally injuring one of the officers and striking two others. Police officers fought off the attack and then chased the gunmen who tried to flee the are during a short chase. The fighting led to the shutdown of the highway that connects this border city with the industrial hub of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, one of the busiest avenues in the city.During the exchange of gunfire, a taco vendor was struck by a stray bullet and died at the scene. Tamaulipas government officials confirmed the five casualties, as well as the seizure of three rifles and two vehicles used in the firefight. As Breitbart Texas has been reporting, rival factions of the Gulf Cartel have been fighting for control of this border city setting off a series of daily gun battles where convoys of gunmen have been roaming the streets seeking out their rivals.
Last year InSight crime reported that Elites, Organized Crime Share Long History in Tamaulipas, Mexico, one of the country’s “most criminally infested states.”
As you may recall, former state governor Tomás Yarrington was being deported from Italy; he is wanted in Mexico and the U.S. on charges of drug trafficking and money laundering. Another governor facing drug charges in the U.S., Eugenio Hernández Flores, remains on the lam.