This is the arsenal of weapons and heavily armoured trucks aptly named ‘monsters’ alleged to belong to a cartel targeted by Mexican authorities.
The weapons stash and vehicles were hidden behind undergrowth in the municipality of Camargo, located in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
Their discovery was made by agents from the Special Operations Group (GOPES) from the Tamaulipas State Police while on patrol over the weekend, as reported yesterday (Sunday).
According to the local press, a man with a long-barrel weapon was spotted in the area. The suspect fired his weapon and fled the scene after seeing the cops but no further information has been given on him or the shooting.
Cops then searched the area and found six vehicles which contained more than 1,700 rounds, 84 gun cartridges, a cylindrical explosive device and tactical gear such as bulletproof vests, helmets, a large metal chain and a spike strip used to puncture cars, all of which which are seen in the images.
Five of the seized vehicles are what is locally known as ‘monsters’ which are heavily armoured vehicles that are typically used by cartels during gunfights.
There have been no reports confirming the weapons belonged to any particular criminal organisation, however, local media report they were found in an area that is heavily disputed by the Golfo Cartel and members of the notorious Los Zetas.
All the weapons and vehicles that were discovered have been handed over to the proper authorities who are conducting investigations in hopes of tracing the owner of the weapons.
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Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub-Editor: Joana Mihajlovska, Agency: Newsflash
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