Matamoros, Mexico.- Elements of the National Guard and Foreign Trade Officers of the Matamoros Customs seized this Tuesday 997 special .50 caliber cartridges, known as matapolicías, from an American who arrived in Matamoros through the Ignacio Zaragoza International Bridge.
According to a customs source, the war material was intended to enter Mexican territory by a resident citizen of the state of Texas who is believed to supply one of the criminal organizations that operate in Matamoros or its region.
It was at 1:30 p.m. yesterday, when Ricardo N. tried to cross from Brownsville, Texas, towards Matamoros, Tamaulipas, through said crossing in a black Chevrolet Tahoe truck, model 2007, with Texas license plates.
When inspecting the vehicle, elements of the National Guard and Foreign Trade Officers secured almost a thousand special cartridges, ammunition that, according to the source, is capable of destroying even the highest armor.
The bullets were hidden in the back of the unit, in a tool box.
The detainee, the vehicle and the weapons were made available to the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic, to the agency of the Public Ministry of the Federation, which will integrate the corresponding investigation folder.
Just last October 28, personnel from the Sedena, National Guard and ANAM seized from a US citizen 5 long weapons, 2 short weapons and 25 boxes of cartridges, 500 in total of .223 caliber, which he intended to enter the territory. Mexican through the Puerta México International Bridge.