Reynosa Cartel Killings Cause Outbreak

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - It was nothing short of a warzone last weekend in Reynosa, after reports of the killing of two top drug traffickers caused several gun battles.

According to the Associated Press, the Tamaulipas security spokesman confirmed both men were killed in separate confrontations, which left highways littered with burned-out vehicles.

Last Saturday, videos showed burned-out cars, trucks and buses littering the street.

Nuevo Laredo U.S. Consulate Philip Linderman says they are closely working with the Tamaulipas governor on how to increase security in all border cities, including Nuevo Laredo.

"It seems that he's trying to break out organized crime in Reynosa," Linderman said. "That's a good thing. We want to work with the governor, we pledged that we would work with the governor. In fact, we have training teams that have gone to Nuevo Laredo, Victoria, they gone to Matamoros to work with the authorities of Tamaulipas in security questions. The things there are big. We need to have better trained and better trained police in Tamaulipas."

Linderman says they need to work on the prisons because there is a possibility they could be controlled by organized crime groups and the court systems.

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