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Three members of the Gulf Cartel criminal group, including one of its leaders, were killed on Friday night, after a series of clashes with military forces and police in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, informed Governor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca.
Four more members of the Gulf Cartel were detained in the actions, after several shootings, blockades and burning of vehicles.
“Last night there was an attack on military personnel and the State Police in the city of Matamoros, which was repelled, resulting in four arrests and three deaths, all of them members of the so-called Gulf Cartel, as well as an armored vehicle, 4 weapons. long, one of them caliber 50 and chargers, “said the state president through a statement posted on his Twitter account.
García Cabeza de Vaca reported that a civilian also died and two more were injured and discharged.
Según García Cabeza de Vaca, one of the murdered criminals known as Ariel Treviño Peña and / or Javier Enrique Hernández Gutiérrez and / or Francisco Hernández Martínez, alias “El Tigre”, who ranks as the head of the criminal group’s hawks and head of the plaza of New Progress was one of the federal priority targets, also sought by the United States
“Confirmed the identity of Ariel Treviño” El Tigre “, one of the attackers killed in the events in Matamoros,” he tweeted.
“El Tigre” is among the most wanted criminals by the Tamaulipas Attorney General’s Office, with a reward through and listed within the Security and Prosperity Campaign that the Government of Tamaulipas and seven federal agencies of the United States have.
At least 15 different points and road accesses were blocked by members of the criminal group with heavy vehicles and 3 cars were burned.
The detainees, the armored vehicle in which they were traveling, and the secured weapons were turned over to the authorities to initiate investigations.