MEXICO CITY, – The Mexican Army seeks to restore security in the institutions of the Republic where criminal groups, mainly Los Zetas – operate with impunity.
Seven barracks and two cavalry regiments are part of the strategy of the armed forces to recover the places where organized crime has overtaken local authorities. Five of the barracks will be installed in municipalities of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, where they operate Los Zetas.
Excelsior had access to the project of the National Defense Secretariat explaining the action to catch the narco areas is considered “extremely dangerous”.
This newspaper yesterday published a Stratfor analysis that puts Los Zetas cartel as Mexico’s largest.
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The Mexican army seeks to recover the regions listed as “extremely dangerous” and to be considered as areas where organized crime has become entrenched with impunity and generating places where criminal groups, have established their operational areas, primarily Los Zetas.
Seven regiments in total, including two so-called light, and two cavalry regiments are part of the strategy of the armed to recover the places where criminal groups have outpaced local authorities.
San Fernando, Reynosa and Ciudad Mante, Tamaulipas, municipalities will install three of the seven regiments which the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) has allocated as urgent to restore calm to the inhabitants.
In Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, is in operation the 105th Infantry Battalion, which the military seeks to use to inhibit the actions of criminal groups, and those that have criminal conflicts and to seize the routes used in traffic of drugs causing social instability and families to leave their properties under pressure from criminal groups Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel.
The federal agency believes that the military presence in those “places where local authorities were overwhelmed by organized crime and drug trafficking” will create new opportunities that will restore the rule of law.
As part of the actions undertaken by the Department of Defense to provide greater security to the citizens, seven battalions strengthen security tasks where organized crime has been perpetrated actions against the civilian population and the authorities.
In Escobedo, Nuevo Leon, built another military base for special forces personnel.
In the case of San Fernando Tamaulipas, the Mexican army is sending a battalion in advance to be installed at the new headquarters from the second half of February.
In this county, atrocities by the criminal group Los Zetas in which they killed some 72 migrants in August 2010,
In February 2011, discovered several clandestine graves where 193 bodies were found, of citizens who were kidnapped by the same criminal group.
The PGR found that most of those found in clandestine graves belonged to citizens who traveled across the country and were not related to organized crime, but had been victimized to death.
According to figures from the Department of Defense, during 2011 was achieved through various operations in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, the seizure of 932 guns, 189 handguns, 30 grenades, 117 vehicles and arrested 30 people.
This area is one of the worst affected by organized crime, specifically the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas .
On January 18 Tamaulipas began receiving the elements of the Department of Defense to integrate the 106th Infantry Battalion will be installed in the municipality of San Fernando.
Dozens of military vehicles with hundreds of military troops on the roads bound state of Tamaulipas border to settle in the new barracks, which will be the second in recent months to join the organization to counter the wave of insecurity we live in that region.
In December, in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, the president, Felipe Calderon accompanied the governor of Tamaulipas, Egidio Torre Cantú, opened the first military base, the projected installed on this 2012.
The proposed military base in the town of Mante will be ready next week according to the federal authorities.