By Daily Wire. Alleged members of the Sinaloa Mexican drug cartel turned themselves in at the U.S. border last week after being involved in a massive gun battle right next to the border that resulted in numerous deaths.
“The first shootout occurred at approximately 1 pm on the outskirts of Agua Prieta in colonia Infonavit Alamito, when a group of cartel gunmen riding in several vehicles intercepted a red Chevrolet Silverado and a black sedan and immediately opened fire,” Breitbart border expert Robert Arce reported. “The muzzle reports could be heard for several minutes, according to several local media sources.”
“Numerous amateur cell phone recordings were immediately posted on social media by citizens and local journalists, capturing the audio of the gunfire and the aftermath of the deadly shooting,” Arce continued. “In one video posted online, a group of presumed onlookers approach the Silverado and are seen looting a rifle, handgun, and ballistic armor.”
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Sinaloa Cartel Shootout in Agua Prieta Leaves Nearly a Dozen People Dead
By News 4 Tucson. . .Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels told News 4 Tucson, the gun battle started Monday afternoon. He said they received information that the gun battle was the result of an internal rift within the Sinaloa cartel.
Sources told News 4 Tucson four cartel members showed up at the port of entry asking for asylum and claimed “credible fear”.
Authorities took them into custody.
The Sinaloa drug cartel is the most ruthless and dangerous of the cartels. Evident by Monday’s gun battle in broad daylight. He recounted an incident that occurred “one of the victims that had been shot was taken to a hospital in Agua Prieta,” Dannels said. “The cartel members who wanted him dead followed him to the hospital where they shot and killed him.” (Read more from “Sinaloa Cartel Shootout in Agua Prieta Leaves Nearly a Dozen People Dead” HERE)