Mexican Drug War

Mexican Police Officers Ambushed by Drug Cartel, Intense Shootout Caught on Camera

Intense footage captured on body cam shows the moment police officers in Mexico were ambushed by drugs cartel gunmen from the Juarez criminal organization.

Recorded in Madera, Chihuahua, footage reveals the moment the law enforcers in an armored convoy react after being showered with bullets from the Juarez cartel.

Jumping into action, officers exit their cars and began returning fire at their attackers leading to a prolonged gun battle.

The officer recording the attack via his body cam fired 17 rounds in an initial burst before taking shelter behind the reinforced cars for cover.

The criminal group is considered to be the armed wing of the Juarez Cartel, one of Mexico’s most prominent crime gangs.

In March, Breitbart Texas reported on skirmish between rival factions of the Juarez Cartel that spread terror among the residents of Chihuahua.

The criminal organization was behind various intense gun battles and in shootouts in the past.

The footage revealed the intense battle as law enforcement fought off the attack by gunmen tied with La Linea.

Founded by Amado Carrillo Fuentes, the ‘Lord of the Skies’, in 1970, the notorious Juarez Cartel is responsible for hundreds of murders since its inception.

Fuentes died during a plastic surgery operation in 1997 and the Cartel is currently run by his brother Vicente, who was arrested in 2014.

At least 38 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 1992 for motives confirmed as related to their work, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Another 50 were slain in the same period for reasons which remain unclear.

Breach was gunned down as she left home on March 23.

Two other journalists were killed in Guerrero and Veracruz states.

Another journalist was shot in Poza Rica, Veracruz, on March 29, leaving him in a critical condition and an attack on a journalist in San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, left his bodyguard dead.

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