CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico — Police announced Sunday they’ve captured two homemade tank-like armored trucks along with three additional vehicles with less comprehensive welded-plate bullet-proofing from the northern border city of Ciudad Camargo, across from Rio Grande City, Texas.
Authorities at the border state of Tamaulipas reported both tank-like vehicles were similar to battle vehicles understood in that area as”critters,” a nickname initially given to an armored dump truck located near Camargo in 2010.
Police dispersed pictures of one of those trucks coated with thick welded steel plate, finish with a fire turret on top along with a ramming prow connected to the front. These vehicles”are often Utilized in confrontations in the Region,” state police said
Another vehicles were largely pickups with steel plates welded upright from the bed to present secure firing positions.
Officers discovered that the vehicles at a field after discovering a guy with a gun that was seemingly guarding officials said.
Military-style equipment, helmets, and ammunition were also found on the scene.
Both gangs also battled in precisely the same area over a decade past.
At the border state of Sonora, to the west, prosecutors announced Sunday they had discovered two vehicles together with steel-plate bullet-proofing from the town of Caborca, together with firearms and ammunition.
The region has been the scene of conflicts between the sons of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin”El Chapo” Guzman along with the group of fugitive drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, a notorious underworld figure who’s on the FBI’s most-wanted list for the murder of a national representative over three years ago.