Mexican Cartel Gunmen Kill 6 Police Officers at Texas Border
The ambush took place Sunday shortly after 3 a.m
Cartel gunmen ambushed a police squad, killing six and injuring four, according to reports.
The attack took place south of the Texas border near Nuevo Laredo, a city under the control of the Cartel Del Noreste faction of Los Zetas.
The ambush took place Sunday shortly after 3 a.m., when a group of Nuevo Leon’s Fuerza Civil police was driving a highway leading to the Colombia International Bridge.
Breitbart Texas reported a large group of gunmen in at least 10 SUVs ambushed the officers in two police vehicles.
Despite being outgunned and outnumbered, the officers tried to fight off the attack.
The area of the attack was southwest of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, the base of operations of the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN) faction of Los Zetas.
CDN-Los Zetas routinely patrol their territories in armed and armored convoys with .50 caliber rifles and explosives.
Nuevo Leon Governor Samuel Garcia Sepulveda took to social media to announce the attack.
Soon after learning of the incident, Waldo Fernandez, a Nuevo Leon state legislator, posted a Facebook video where expressed his outrage.
He also shared his phone number so surviving relatives of the officers could reach him directly for assistance.
As CBS News reported
Luis Joaquín Méndez, chief prosecutor of the western state of Jalisco, said four municipal policemen in the city of El Salto responded to a call late Wednesday about armed men at a house.
Once they arrived, a woman answered the door and told them nothing was wrong.
But gunmen inside then opened fire on the officers, some of whom were dragged into the home and killed, the prosecutor said.
Officials said police reinforcements showed up and engaged in a shootout with the suspects, killing eight and wounding three.
Later, the prosecutor's office said nine bodies were found at the house - the four police officers and five suspected gunmen.
Three more bodies - two men and a woman - were found at a property nearby, they said.
"At this time Mexico is living in, in Jalisco we are clear that there can be no truce against those who have taken away our peace and tranquility," Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro wrote on Facebook.