RIO BRAVO, Tamaulipas — Mexican marines killed
three cartel gunmen during an operation at a stash house that turned into a 30
The raid took place this week when Mexican Marines surrounded a house that had previously been identified as a Gulf Cartel stash house. In response to the siege, the gunmen called for backup and began to fire at authorities. Additional Gulf Cartel SUVs arrived at the scene to provide backup to the gunmen.
A video taken by local residents captured the audio of the ongoing gun battles. The two residents can be heard joking about the fighting and discussing publishing the video online. In northern Tamaulipas, cartel gun battles have become an almost daily occurrence that are largely ignored by news outlets. Local residents have developed a cavalier attitude in response. . .