AK-47 Rifles, Claymore Mines, & Grenade Launchers Discovered On Mexico Border

According to Breitbart Texas, the federal government of Mexico recently deployed thousands of Mexican soldiers, Marines, and police officers to the Gulf region of the Mexico-United States border, as drug cartel violence spirals out of control.

Rival factions of the Gulf Cartel are in an all-out war against each other for the control of drug trafficking and human smuggling routes into Texas. Breitbart Texas describes how drug cartels are using military weapons in daily skirmishes in the border region.

During a series of recent military operations by the Mexican Army, soldiers honed in on various rural areas near the Rio Grande. According to exclusive information provided to Breitbart Texas via the Mexican Army, soldiers found a “series of weapons caches that had been buried”– leading to the arrest of three suspects.

What the soldiers found next is mind-numbing. According to Breitbart Texas, “soldiers unearthed two Claymores, a grenade launcher, two Barrett .50 caliber rifles, 17 AK-47 rifles, ballistic plates, ammunition, and magazines.”

It has been reported that the Gulf Cartel and other Mexican organized crime units have used Russian-made assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades in past battles, this appears to be the first case of a U.S. military-grade directional anti-personnel mine found near the border.

Special Operations.com explains the deadly power behind the M18A1 Claymore mine:

Unlike traditional land mines, which direct their explosive upward, the Claymore is what is called a “directional mine.” This means that the user points the mine by using a crude sight on top, and steadies it with twin scissor-like anchors which can be pressed into the ground, or stand free on their own. A wire is then unfurled a safe distance back to the user’s position were a detonator in the form of a clacker is squeezed to initiate the explosion. Since the Claymore has a curved rectangular shape, once fired, plastic explosive hurls 700 steel balls out in a 60° radius. Anything exposed within a 50 yard distance is bound to become a casualty. This only increases by magnitude the closer to the detonation. The function is rather like dozens of shotguns going off at once. There is nothing like it on the battlefield.

Watch the destructive force of the M18A1 Claymore mine destroying a truck body…

Last month, we reported that the U.S. State Department warned all U.S. citizens and U.S. government employees to exercise increased caution while traveling in Mexico, and even restricted some regions from access because of “violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery.”

Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico as U.S. government employees are prohibited from travel to these areas. U.S. government employees are prohibited from intercity travel after dark in many areas of Mexico. U.S. government employees are also not permitted to drive from the U.S.-Mexico border to or from the interior parts of Mexico with the exception of daytime travel on Highway 15 between Nogales and Hermosillo.

U.S. State Department discouraged all travel to 31 Mexican states and even issued five states to Level 4, otherwise known as a war-zone like some countries in the Middle East.

The U.S. State Department defines Level 4 as :

Do Not Travel: This is the highest advisory level due to greater likelihood of life-threatening risks. During an emergency, the U.S. government may have very limited ability to provide assistance. The Department of State advises that U.S. citizens not travel to the country or leave as soon as it is safe to do so. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory. Conditions in any country may change at any time. 

For example in Colima, the U.S. State Department warns:

U.S. government employees are prohibited from travel to Tecoman or within 12 miles of the Colima-Michoacán border and on Route 110 between La Tecomaca and the Jalisco border.

Do not travel due to crime. Armed groups operate independently of the government in many areas of Guerrero. Members of these groups frequently maintain roadblocks and may use violence towards travelers.

Do not travel due to crime. Violent crime, such as murder, armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, extortion, and sexual assault, is common. Gang activity, including gun battles, is widespread. Armed criminal groups target public and private passenger buses traveling through Tamaulipas, often taking passengers hostage and demanding ransom payments. Local law enforcement has limited capability to respond to violence in many parts of the state.

Perhaps, President Trump’s border wall is a good idea as drug cartels on the Mexico-United States border are stockpiling military grade weapons.


lew1024 Newsboy Sun, 02/11/2018 - 13:11 Permalink

Shotgun shells, pipes and end-caps from the hw store, a bit of welding, you can have a close-enough equivalent. Firing mechanism is the hardest part, but a few minutes of thinking will provide several solutions.

There is no shortage of weapons in the world, don't let violence get started in your neighborhoods, we could look like Aleppo.

You doubt that? You think our military is different than Assad's? You sure you know what local sides will form and which one will be most in your interests? Are you sure you know who the good guys are now?

Now is as clear as it gets, the fog of war doesn't only affect the military.


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Livingstrong Kassandra Sun, 02/11/2018 - 09:44 Permalink

17 years ago I said, "Let's invade Mexico instead of Iraq. They have oil! And if we take over, no more illegals!" But did anyone listen?

@Kassandra, you and all the people who gave you thumbs up are thieves, killers, destroyers, horrible human beings who gloat on others people suffering, going to other countries to steal their goods, rape their women, take their oil, enslave them and murder them. And these are the reasons why your country USA is going down the toilet, my dear. Evil never wins forever.

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herkomilchen Sat, 02/10/2018 - 22:46 Permalink

“soldiers unearthed two Claymores, a grenade launcher, two Barrett .50 caliber rifles, 17 AK-47 rifles, ballistic plates, ammunition, and magazines.”

That's it?  Sounds like the contents of one properly stocked family bug-out bunker.

css1971 OverTheHedge Sun, 02/11/2018 - 05:58 Permalink

Bang stuff: ANFO or Tannerite.

Ammonium nitrate is both a great fertiliser and a strong oxidiser. Which makes it very cheap, easily available and when mixed properly it'll oxidise a fuel very, very quickly. Results of a flatbed with a stack of barrels of the stuff:



p.s. I find it amusing that being against the market is literally bringing down an entire state.

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ASimpleTrader css1971 Sun, 02/11/2018 - 12:34 Permalink

Tannerite requires a high velocity rifle round to set off.

A simple array of steel pipes with caps in the backside, filled with gunpowder and buckshot would be enough. Drill a small hole in the side of each tube near the back and stick a model rocker fuse inin the holes and wire up the fuses to a proper battery and switch and theretya go.

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lew1024 OverTheHedge Sun, 02/11/2018 - 13:29 Permalink

Pipes, endcaps and shotgun shells. Firing mechanisms are easy, no need for me to risk a conspiracy charge.

thinkpatriot.wordpress.com has discussions of the many things that can be converted to weapons and clever ways of using them. There are certainly no shortage of things that can be used to make weapons in a first-world society.

Other ideas I haven't gotten around to writing up are using hydraulic cylinders are muzzle-loading cannon. Those are machined to <.001 inch tolerances, steel-on-steel has a low coefficient of friction, there are good designs for finned projectiles on the net and it is easy to machine and harden such projectiles to the tolerances needed for precision shooting. Modern electronics and webcams + rifle-scopes would allow tracking targets in 3D, very sophisticated control of exactly when it is fired. The temperature of the barrel when fired will affect the speed of the projectile as it exits the barrel, and thus the trajectory, all used by a sophisticated ballistics program.

Bunny bangers has some hints about how those could be used. Single shot is OK if it never misses.

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A Sentinel herkomilchen Sun, 02/11/2018 - 06:21 Permalink

What did they say? They were stunned? Something like that. A bunch of pansies. That’s ALL good stuff, exactly as you say. 50 cal rounds are like $2-2.50 per? So most people can’t practice full auto often. The mines are probably not cheap either. 

Around South Padre there’s talk of all sorts of talk about gang action (not ms13 but the one Hussein soretoro liked.... I can’t remember the name.)

I’m always a bit anxious there: you’re an idiot if you’re unarmed, but there’s a road, 1 way, and if you get on, you end up at the Mexico checkpoint with the asshole federales. And because you’re not an idiot so you’re armed, you just missed a turn, they’re taking you to jail like they did that marine 2-3 years back.

I like a wall idea, but mining with the old fashioned princess Diana type under-ground type of mind might actually make sense too. 

We should just set up a dmz 20 miles in and test those automatic hummers with 50cals mounted.

or my video game ¡ imigracion ! — kinda like Pokémon enhances reality, except you virtually nab illegals by taking pictures— you could add a game within the game to control armed drones or the like and take out gang pendejos for extra points.

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Ignorance is bliss Sat, 02/10/2018 - 22:55 Permalink

Gas is $3.75 a gallon in Mexico and climbing. Petromex is going bankrupt. They’ve all but stopped exploration. The average Mexican wage earner makes $10k a year. Mexico used to be energy independent now they have 7 years of proven reserves that are probably very difficult to extract. Otherwise, they’ve got to import energy and unlike the U.S., they can’t print the reserve currency. Right now Mexico has a Growing black market in gasoline. Pretty soon they will be a failed state on our Southern border very similar to Venezuela. FYI they can’t export $250 Billion in produce to the U.S. without gasoline. They can’t be the number one global exporter of silver without gasoline. It’s too bad...I respect the Mexicans. Good people. However, without cheap gasoline...their screwed and Trump needs to build that wall before the U.S. is overwhelmed with economic refugees. It’s the black swan no one saw coming. 

PirateKing Pernicious Gol… Sun, 02/11/2018 - 01:22 Permalink

I worked on the rig that drilled that first private well in Mexico in decades.  The deal that private consortium worked out with the Mexican government was that after being reimbursed for all the development, the Mexican government would keep 83% of the profit.  Then after we left it turned out part of that reservoir we discovered spilled over into a PEMEX block so now they are wanting a cut.  Since PEMEX=Mexican Government it's basically just a giant grab at something they could never have accomplished on their own.  If you want all the exact details you could google "Talos Zama Mexico".

Speaking of PEMEX, I started talking to(fucking) a Mexican girl while I was down there, one of those well to do upper class ones.  Her best friend's dad was some higher up for PEMEX and had just been transferred from Villahermosa to Mexico City.  She went there one weekend for his birthday party and she and her friend went out shopping and she was messaging me that she felt bad she was making their driver wait for hours while they bought shit for the party. I was like what the fuck are you talking about and she said her friend's dad had a personal driver, PEMEX paid credit cards his whole family could use to buy food and the company paid for his house.   Given the deplorable state of Mexico's state owned oil company, I couldn't believe that shit

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HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 NoPension Sat, 02/10/2018 - 23:56 Permalink

Stefan Molyneux had a great interview with Lauren Southern that was posted earlier today. He pointed out that the western world isn't doing the third world any favors by letting their bets and brightest move here. In fact, Stefan argues that by letting them move to other countries we are harming those countries and their future IQ level. https://youtu.be/0TfAq3LrIjg

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css1971 HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Sun, 02/11/2018 - 06:14 Permalink

'by letting their bets and brightest move here'


They don't have a lot of choice. Gonna lock them up?


Even if The West collectively implements immigration measures with strict entrance requirements, those requirements are going to allow bright, motivated people, and those bright motivated people are always going to be looking for places which will help them succeed.

Western pols are busy handicapping their best and brightest, so i don't think the brain drain is going to continue for all that much longer.

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