MIGUEL ALEMAN, Tamaulipas – Five gunmen wearing military-style gear died in a shootout immediately south of the Texas border where members of the Gulf Cartel clashed with the Northeast Cartel (CDN).
The shootout occurred near Los Guerra, directly south of Fronton, Texas, an area currently controlled by the CDN.
The region offers a high-traffic smuggling corridor due to its remoteness and lacking physical border barriers.
The five CDN Gunmen are believed to be part of a group led by “Comandante Flaco” or “Commander Skinny,” who has been terrorizing the region for several weeks.
After the clash, the Gulf Cartel managed to escape before police or military forces arrived.