HomeNewsAnalysisMexican Military Clash with Gunmen in Tamaulipas, 6 Dead
ANALYSIS

Mexican Military Clash with Gunmen in Tamaulipas, 6 Dead

MEXICO / 9 DEC 2010 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

In a heated firefight this Tuesday, soldiers killed six gunmen in Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, Tamaulipas.

According to Mexican daily El Informador, the troops were en route to inspect a ranch in the municipality when gunmen opened fire and the soldiers responded, killing six. As a result of the firefight, authorities captured 25 firearms, grenades, rocket launchers and two armored vehicles.

An increasingly violent state, Tamaulipas is currently being rocked by the ongoing conflict between the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas. Recently, the Mexican army freed sixteen hostages in that state, three women and thirteen men, after a shootout with a group of alleged kidnappers that killed two of the offenders. These incidents took place only a month after Mexico’s federal government announced a major military offensive in both Tamaulipas and neighboring Nuevo Leon aimed at targeting drug trafficking activities.

share icon icon icon

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

What are your thoughts? Click here to send InSight Crime your comments.

We encourage readers to copy and distribute our work for non-commercial purposes, with attribution to InSight Crime in the byline and links to the original at both the top and bottom of the article. Check the Creative Commons website for more details of how to share our work, and please send us an email if you use an article.

Tags

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

Related Content

BRAZIL / 23 APR 2020

As the coronavirus crisis exposes the strains on Latin America’s notoriously overcrowded prison system, members of the region’s criminal elite…

JALISCO CARTEL / 1 MAY 2020

Mexico's Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel has found itself on the ropes, fending off authorities and attacks by the rival…

JUAREZ CARTEL / 3 OCT 2011

As federal police withdraw from the troubled Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, a newly-published report paints an alarming picture…

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

Guatemala Social Insecurity Investigation Makes Front Page News

10 DEC 2021

InSight Crime’s latest investigation into a case of corruption within Guatemala's social security agency linked to the deaths of patients with kidney disease made waves in…

THE ORGANIZATION

Venezuela El Dorado Investigation Makes Headlines

3 DEC 2021

InSight Crime's investigation into the trafficking of illegal gold in Venezuela's Amazon region generated impact on both social media and in the press. Besides being republished and mentioned by several…

THE ORGANIZATION

Gender and Investigative Techniques Focus of Workshops

26 NOV 2021

On November 23-24, InSight Crime conducted a workshop called “How to Cover Organized Crime: Investigation Techniques and A Focus on Gender.” The session convened reporters and investigators from a dozen…

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime Names Two New Board Members

19 NOV 2021

In recent weeks, InSight Crime added two new members to its board. Joy Olson is the former executive director of the Washington Office on Latin America…

THE ORGANIZATION

Senate Commission in Paraguay Cites InSight Crime

12 NOV 2021

InSight Crime’s reporting and investigations often reach the desks of diplomats, security officials and politicians. The latest example occurred in late October during a commission of Paraguay's Senate that tackled…