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A new faction within the Gulf Cartel is sparking a wave of violence in the northern border state of Tamaulipas. Law enforcement at the federal and state level in Mexico expect the number of clashes to escalate dramatically in the coming days.
The concerns come amid the Gulf Cartel’s recent firing upon U.S. Border Patrol agents and a top health official traveling in a marked Mexican government vehicle.
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Federal and state law enforcement officials revealed to Breitbart Texas that the current spike in violence and the expected escalation are attributable to a rift within the Matamoros faction of the Gulf Cartel known as “Los Escorpiones.” Despite their turf war with the neighboring Reynosa sect aka “Los Metros,” the Escorpiones managed to keep most of the violence to the west and south of Matamoros, allowing the city to enjoy some sense of tranquility. In contrast, Reynosa and Rio Bravo report numerous large-scale gun battles between criminal rivals and government forces.
A new faction, calling themselves “CDG Nueva Era,” is trying to take Matamoros from Evaristo “El Vaquero” Cruz Sanchez. Nueva Era is believed to be led...
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