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Video: Mexican Army Seizes Narco Tanks Near Texas Border

June 09, 2011  | 

Screenshot: Porvenirtv.

The Mexican Army seized a pair of homemade narco tanks near the Texas border following a deadly gunfight in the state of Tamaulipas.

A drug cartel created armored vehicles by converting trucks that can withstand fire from .50-caliber machine guns and grenades. The vehicles are covered with one-inch thick steel plating, air-conditioned and are sized to hold 20 armed combatants.

The tanks were discovered in Ciudad Camargo after a shootout between a Mexican army patrol and armed gunmen near the warehouse. The Mexican media has dubbed them, "Los Monstruous," or The Monsters.

The area is considered a battleground for fighting between the Los Zeta and Gulf cartels vying to control drug trafficking routes into Texas.

Source: New York Daily News

Watch the Spanish-language news report (via Porvenirtv):

VIDEO: Mexican Drug Cartel's Narco Tank

Comments (10)

Displaying 1 - 10 of 10

DaveSAM25G @ 6/9/2011 7:17 PM

More and more elements keep popping up here - it's time to seal things up a bit more...Intentions?

bpd3733 @ 6/9/2011 8:21 PM

F##k 'em. Use air support/artillery & start calling in airstrikes if that's the way they want tp play.

George McGinty @ 6/10/2011 12:06 AM

Looks like EFPs need to be issued.

carvel britt @ 6/10/2011 7:10 AM

Im glad they got them.

Jason S. @ 6/10/2011 10:02 AM

Mexico is so corrupt ... why don't the drug dealers just cough up a little mordita and get ready-to-go APCs from the military?

John Russell @ 6/10/2011 10:41 AM

UH OH look out BAE and G.D./ Mexicans are catching up and have thier own MRAPS and ANTI-SWAT trucks...Sky is the limit when MONEY is involved huh? what next 20 pound PARROT rifles ie Cannons with AP shells? Never know?

mongo @ 6/10/2011 5:52 PM

At what point will the U.S. wake up and start using our military to secure the borders with ground troops, fighters, bombers, drones, etc.... Homeland security begins on the Mexican border. We're being invaded by cockroaches and nobody in Washington wants to do a thing about it. Let's keep turning a blind eye America.

Tom @ 7/5/2011 6:35 PM

Obama's admin says everything is fine down there on the border.

Tom @ 7/5/2011 6:40 PM

It is wise not to use Obama admin and credibility in the same sentence.

Fed Cop @ 7/8/2011 12:59 PM

We need a fast and furious sting operation by the BATE, FBI, and DEA to find out who in the US sold them the truck parts to make, oh wait, um....., ahh...

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