On Tuesday, June 29th, nine bodies were located in the Miguel Alemán municipality, Tamaulipas. The sinister finding is the outcome of a clash between criminal groups in the border municipality of the state of Tamaulipas, right next to the Río Grande Valley region in Texas, USA.
According to local media, two gangs engaged in a gunfight in Los Guerra, a community on the outskirts of Ciudad Miguel Alemán, located across the border from Roma, Texas.
Several media outlets reported that the confrontation was between the Northeast Cartel and the Gulf Cartel, which have clashed previously in the municipality of Miguel Alemán. Which organization the slain men belonged to was unclear.
Apparently, the two cartels are engaged in a turf war over drug trafficking and migrant smuggling routes.
Los Guerra residents posted videos and photographs to social media that showed lifeless bodies strewn across a road in Los Guerra on Tuesday morning. Soldiers and members of the National Guard attended the crime scene.
Tamaulipas Governor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, accused by the federal government of ties to organized crime, has called on municipal, state, and federal authorities to work together to combat violence. The objective, he said, was to avoid a repeat of the June 19 rampage in Tamaulipas or anywhere else in the country.
Source: 24 Horas