Dramatic moment of Mexican military shooting on the fleeing cartel hit the team from the top of the armored truck in deadly pursuit
- The Mexican Army’s 16th Motorized Cavalry was shot at in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and killed 12 members of a hit group linked to the Northeast Cartel
- The incident occurred at about 3 a.m. as the soldiers patrolled the Fresnos neighborhood and were attacked by the Tropa del Infierno gang
- The military said none of its soldiers were killed or injured in the gunfire
This is when the Mexican army opened fire on a cartel-stricken team sent to kill them, on top of an armored truck during a high-speed chase.
The incident occurred last Friday morning when a convoy of the 16th Motorized Cavalry was attacked in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas by the infamous Tropa del Infierno (Gang from Hell) – a hit squad tied to the Cártel del Noreste (Northeast Cartel).
At least 16 gang members died in the conflict, while the military said none of their members had been injured.
The military said it was monitoring the Fresnos area, a 10-mile drive from the Juárez-Lincoln International Bridge, which connects the United States and Mexico across the Rio Grande, when troops were fired upon by gang members using military weapons .
A camera mounted on a Mexican military vehicle recorded the moment when army soldiers reacted with fire during the pursuit of gang members tied to the Northeast Cartel in the northern state of Tamaulipas last Friday. The military said 16 members of Tropa del Infierno, a cartel enforcement unit, were killed in the war-like struggle
The troops responded with their own attack during the rapid pursuit of the gang’s pickup while other vehicles were driving on the road.
An assault rifle placed between two metal protection panels releases a hail of bullets. At one point, Tropa del Infierno members made a U-turn on the highway before the soldier moved his weapon and hit the side of the gang members’ fleeing vehicle.
A photo filtered on social media showed several dead Tropa del Infierno members lying on the floor of an unknown location wearing military uniforms.
Additional images leaked on social media showed the bodies of the first 12 cartel members who died. A few of them were found on the back of a pickup truck.
Several other Tropa del Infierno accomplices were photographed on the side of the road.
The Mexican army killed 16 members of the Tropa del Infierno, a gang tied to the Northeast Cartel on Friday in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas. The incident occurred in a neighborhood in Nuevo León, a city 10 miles from the Texas border
Army officials reported no casualties or injuries on their part after the bellicose battle. At least three military vehicles were damaged in the attack.
Soldiers recovered 12 assault rifles, including two Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifles and eight AR-15 rifles.
The Cártel del Noreste was founded in 2014 as a sub-division under the then powerful criminal organization Los Zetas and is headed by Juan Gerardo ‘El Huevo’ Treviño Chavez.
The criminal organization is present in the northeastern states of Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León and the north-central states of San Luis Potosí and Zacatecas.
The Tamaulipa prosecutors are offering a $ 100,000 reward for information that led to his arrest.
Pictured: members of the Tropa del Infierno, who died after launching a warlike assault with military weapons on a Mexican army convoy in Tamaulipas, Mexico on Friday. The military has reported no injuries or injuries after a battle that killed 16 cartel members
The Mexican military seized 12 military rifles, including eight AR-15s