Monday, September 13, 2021

Mexican Navy special forces UNOPES free cartel boss

Gunmen in Mexican special forces uniforms freed the cartel boss just miles from the U.S. border. At least four gunmen wearing bulletproof vests with the logo of the Mexican Navy special forces were filmed. (UNOPES for its Spanish acronym)José Alfredo Hernández Campos, alias El Calamardo or Metro 27, was busted out of the Attorney General's Office in Reynosa, Tamaulipas on July 13. He is a high-ranking member of the Metros faction of the Gulf Cartel.
Members of the Gulf Cartel set up blockades throughout the city to stop police from recapturing Hernández Campos, leading to clashes with gunmen throughout Reynosa. One gunman was arrested wearing camouflage, along with Defense Department identification. There have been conflicting reports on whether he is an active member of the Mexican armed forces. U.S. cops working in Mexico claim that the raid was conducted by a mixture of current and former members of the Mexican armed forces. They say Hernández Campos claimed during his initial arrest the day prior that he was paying protection fees to Mexican armed forces.