Mexican border gunmen set up roadblocks to torch vehicles and tires to prevent traffic. Military forces had to arrest a key enforcer of the Gulf Cartel.
Violence broke out in Matamoros on Sunday morning when four Gulf Cartel members were arrested by military forces, one of which was Victor Hugo. “Chaparro” Tellez Candon. Mexican law enforcement sources say that Comandante Charro was assigned to provide security for Alfredo, the boss in jail. “El Contador” Cardenas.
The question of whether the Gulf Cartel responded to El Chaparro’s arrest or military forces getting too close to Cardenas families and creating blockades to protect them from escaping is still open.
Gunmen took over tractor-trailers and buses to be parked on major avenues during the blockades. Social media was used by residents to alert each other, and many hid in place fearing a major gun battle.
The city was not the scene of any major shooting incidents.
After months of relative calm, tensions have flared in the area due to an apparent division between the rival Gulf Cartel factions.
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