They found “monster” vehicles of the CJNG hidden in a trailer

These handcrafted armor modified units found the Navy. Photo: Semar

The Marine Secretary (semar) reported that naval personnel located two vehicles with handmade armor, better known as monstersbetween the limits of Jalisco and Colima. These types of modified units are used by organized crime gangs.

In a statement, the semar explained that naval personnel located these vehicles on March 16: “This action is the result of work to collect and analyze information from naval personnel in support of the Secretary of Public Security of the state of Colimatogether with authorities from the three orders of government”.

The Navy of mexico He specified that the modified units were located in a trailer, although he did not mention the exact location of the discovery.

These are the handcrafted armor modified units found by elements of the Navy.  Photo: Semar
These are the handcrafted armor modified units found by elements of the Navy. Photo: Semar

The monsters were made available to the General Prosecutor of the Republic (FGR), for the integration of the corresponding research folder.

The military unit shared some photographs of the insured vehicles themselves, which are painted with military camouflage and with a type of oscillating turret.

Despite the fact that Marine Secretary did not mention to which drug trafficking group these vehicles belong, due to the geographical area where they were located, it is believed that these vehicles could be from Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

These are the handcrafted armor modified units found by elements of the Navy.  Photo: Semar
These are the handcrafted armor modified units found by elements of the Navy. Photo: Semar

This type of vans with handmade armor are the ones usually used by the organization of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantesalias the menchoin confrontations with other types of drug gangs.

In addition, it is known by parts of federal authorities that the vehicles are hidden by this drug trafficking group in the trailers, while they have been exhibited in CJNG videos.

As in the recording that was released in July 2020, where the Elite Group, considered the armed wing of the CJNGshowed this type of vehicle in a video that went viral on social networks and was taken up by foreign and national media.

On July 17, 2020, a video circulated on social networks in which a group of armed individuals who would be members of the CJNG can be seen. Credit: Twitter @EmilioRangelLar

On April 13, 2022, elements of the National Guard They also found a modified unit with handmade armor with thousands of ammunition of various calibers that were abandoned in the bastion of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.

The vehicle was inside a trailer located in the municipality of Jamay, in the vicinity of Lake Chapala.

The agents were carrying out surveillance work, when they observed a group of people in a suspicious attitude to one side of the tractor-trailer and when they noticed the presence of the federal agents, they fled and abandoned the cargo vehicle.

Vehicle with handmade armor Photo: National Guard
Vehicle with handmade armor Photo: National Guard

These modified units are not only used by the CJNGsince other criminal organizations also use them for different confrontations against other drug cartels or against the authorities.

On February 6 of this 2023, the FGR reported that it destroyed eleven units of this type, but in the state of Tamaulipas, which were seized after several clashes in Nuevo Laredo.

The Prosecutor’s Office, in charge of Alejandro Gertz Manero, explained that the monsters were related to nine investigation folders. It was reported that the seizures derived from cooperation with members of the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena).

The material was related to nine files (Photo: FGR)
The material was related to nine files (Photo: FGR)

These vehicles, according to local Tamaulipas media, belonged to members of the Northeast Cartel and Gulf cartel.

The objects were destroyed within the framework of compliance with the Destination of Assets and Objects of Crime Program. “The event took place at the FGR facilities located in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, and is related to nine files. The 11 vehicles with handmade armor that were destroyed were seized in various confrontations in Nuevo Laredo and are of the so-called monsters, presumably used by criminal groups,” reported the FGR, which showed videos of the process of destroying these trucks.

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