By M.A. Navarro
A team of cartel gunmen recently ambushed a squad of Mexican federal police officers near this Mexican city. The ambush turned into a pursuit and eventually a rescue effort as law enforcement officials searched for some of their missing comrades.
Members of the intelligence division from Mexico’s Federal Police were ambushed last week as they travelled along the Ciudad Mante to Tampico highway near the Maclovio Herrera highway. The officers were overwhelmed by the sheer number of cartel gunmen in the ambush and were forced to flee requesting backup from fellow agents via radio. The gunmen are believed to be part of a Gulf Cartel strike team called Puma which appeared to not want to take any prisoners during the ambush. Federal agents were forced to go into hiding. The cops ditched their vehicles and ran into the brush.
A group of federal police officers led by an officer identified as Sub-Inspector Alanis responded in a five truck convoy from a nearby location and used the Global Positioning System that police vehicles were equipped with in order to track down the ditched SUV.
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