On Saturday afternoon (March 26), four cars were filled with cartels bandits parked at the state police offices in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Shocking footage posted on social media shows the killers leaving their cars with weapons and making their way to the police station.
According to Borderland Beatthe police were largely outnumbered and thus were forced to release members of the cartel that were locked inside the patrol car.
It is unclear whether the cartel released members of its organization or competitors to impose its own form of justice, according to Excelsior.
Local information differs, but it is estimated that two to four detainees were released.
After the breakthrough, locals said a group of criminal vehicles seized the water carrier and used it to block a nearby highway. They also put road spikes to stop police harassment.
Despite calls from local security forces about the incident, only municipal police responded. Units of the military and the investigative department ignored the call.
Although police have not made an official statement, it is reported that the initial arrests came after a shootout between police and cartel members in the city of San Rafael.
Some publications report that they were released by associates of Carlos Reuel Calas Rodriguez, better known as Chui 7.
Others report that among the detainees was Chui 7 himself, who made his name work on the deadly Los Zetas.
It is not clear which cartel controls the San Fernando region, there are two well-known gangs in the area.
One of them is reportedly Matamoros, a small group that is part of a much larger bay Cartel. The second is the Zetas Vieja Escuela (ZVE), a breakaway group that left Los Zetas.
However, Millennium in June 2021, it was reported that the two factions had formed an alliance, so San Fernando was not considered a front-line battlefield in a cartel war.
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