Approximately 30 gunmen in military clothing stormed the Tamaulipas State Prosecutor’s Office in Reynosa and rescued a top commander with the Gulf Cartel on Tuesday. Some gunmen wore Mexican military identifications. Authorities are investigating the legitimacy of the documents.
The brazen rescue took place on Tuesday evening at the Tamaulipas State Prosecutor’s Office (FGJ) in Reynosa. Gunmen arrived in SUVs and rescued Jose Alfredo “Metro 27” Hernandez Campos, the regional commander in charge of the Gulf Cartel in the towns of Diaz Ordaz and Valadeces, just south of La Joya and Sullivan City, Texas. The region under his control has gained value in 2021 since it is used to smuggle massive volumes of migrants with minimal effort.
During the rescue, Gulf Cartel forces set up large blockades throughout the city to slow down law enforcement coming to intervene. Authorities began a manhunt to capture the fugitive