Mexican Cops Find Large Cartel Bunker In Field

Story ByMaja Mishevksa, Sub EditorMarija StojkoskaAgencyNewsflash

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This is the moment armed Mexican cops find a drug cartel’s fortified concrete bunker that appears to have been the scene of a fierce gun battle.

National Defence officers were patrolling the area of Reynosa in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas when they found the bunker that appeared to have been burned out.

Reports said that the facility had a water well, ammunition and a burned-out car.

The bunker was secured by a steel door and is 70 metres long, 6 metres wide with a height of 2.5 metres, according to local media.

Gun cartridges were also reportedly found outside the bunker and the rural area was cordoned off by the authorities as the investigation got underway.

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No human remains have been found so far despite the obvious violence that appears to have occurred.

The burned-out vehicle has been seized by the authorities for analysis, according to local media.

Meanwhile, cops will guard the facility as the investigation continues.

Local media said that nearby colonies are controlled by criminal organisations with the Gulf Cartel considered the most prominent in the region.

It is currently unclear if the bunker belonged to the Gulf Cartel, who is reportedly at war with the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and the Cartel del Noreste.

No arrests have been made so far.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.