Tamaulipas, an exchange of guns for groceries and appliances! will it work?

Tamaulipas, collecting weapons in exchange for food!

Tamaulipas, collecting weapons in exchange for food!

In Tamaulipas, authorities of the three branches of government disarm society in Ciudad Victoria, capital of the state and surrounding municipalities, to implement the campaign “an exchange of guns for groceries and appliances.”

Through the State Public Security Ministry, the government reported that Tamaulipas under the Comprehensive Program for safety, the authorities of the Ministry of National Defense, the state and the municipality of Ciudad Victoria will start this campaign to receive/collect, weapons and firearms which people have in their possession.

Starting from 7-11 November of next week the Ministry  will install these stands at known points of the city, where people who voluntarily want to exchange their guns for staple goods or appliances can go.

According to state institutions, this program has been conducted in other municipalities of the state where an influx of citizens found acceptable to avoid the use of firearms and thereby prevent crimes.

The development of these activities, in strict compliance with the guidelines established for this fact, people surrender their firearms will not be subject to investigation and protect your identity, so that the artifacts will be received in an anonymous and confidential.

One of the points where they will be carrying out the swap, Tamaulipas Cultural Center will be located will be performing at the Cultural Center located in Tamaulipas and the capital city services will be from 9:00 to 16:00, in the period mentioned above.

Ministry of National Defense (Sedena);arrested 7, confiscated Fuel and firearms!

Monterrey Metropolitan area

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MONTERREY, October 28 .- The Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) arrested seven people and seized about 103,000 liters of fuel and firearms during various operations in the municipalities of Hidalgo and Linares.

The Department of Defense verified a claim, that the presence of armed persons in a household in the municipality of Hidalgo, six suspects, four men and two women were arrested.

Those arrested were identified as Victor Hernandez Villegas, 26 years old, Cristian Sandoval Eduardo Carranza 22; Araceli Saldana Olvera, 29, Jorge Armando Hernandez Garcia, 22, and Ezekiel Miravel Reyes, 18, ​​and Maria Estrada Ricardo Trevino, 26 years old.

The army confiscated  five vehicles, including three which were reported as stolen, two handguns, 60 magazines, 382 cartridges, 130 doses of marijuana, six cell phones and two thousand 100 pesos. Further noted, that subsequently, in coordination with the Attorney General of the State (PGJE) and the Agency State Research, continued with the investigation of these individuals, who claimed to be members of two criminal cells (stakes) of the Zetas criminal organization.

He said that the detainees engaged in illegal activities in the municipalities of Hidalgo, Salinas Victoria, Abasolo and El Carmen, working under the direct orders of ‘Burning’, the alleged driver of this criminal group in Nuevo Leon, who in turn receives direct instructions from Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, alias ‘The Z-40’.

 Also, the Department of Defense indicated that the criminals arrested are linked to other illegal activities such as deprivation of liberty means of kidnapping, murder of people, organized crime, possession of firearms used exclusively by the Mexican army and air force and vehicle theft.

He said in a second operation, by means of military intelligence, they were able to locate on a stretch of highway known as Hualahuises-Montemorelos, an underground fuel outlet, stopping at the place of Miguel Angel Garza Lopez, 43 years old. The army seized three tractor-trailer tank types, in different capacities with approximately 103 thousand liters of fuel. They secured and pointed out that the detainees were handed over to the authorities.