Los Zetas cartel stockpiled dynamite in Mexican border state

(BREITBART) — Mexican authorities seized multiple packages of dynamite belonging to one faction of the Los Zetas cartel that operates in the border state of Tamaulipas. In addition to the explosives, authorities also seized body armor and more than a ton of marijuana stashed in the city of Mante.

Officials found the dynamite at a cartel stash house in the southern city of Mante, an area run by the Vieja Escuela Z faction of the Los Zetas Cartel. The region is about 282 miles south of the Texas border in a strategic territory used by organized crime groups.

According to information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Tamaulipas government, the stash house was in the Las Brisas neighborhood. The house belonged to recently slain Vieja Escuela plaza boss Francisco “Tom Cabezon” Garcia. As Breitbart Texas reported, Garcia was recently murdered during a prison “fight” in the Nuevo Laredo prison, a state facility near the Texas border where officials only recently transferred him.

According to authorities, multiple law enforcement agencies carried out a surveillance operation and observed a man who acted in a “suspicious fashion.” Officials noticed the man carrying weapons and followed him to a house where he went inside.

Police officers raided the house and found five packages of dynamite sticks, six black bags with 2,204 pounds of marijuana, ten tactical vests with body armor, as well as ammunition for AK-47 type rifles. The suspected gunman managed to escape.

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