CIUDAD ACUÑA, Coahuila — Authorities in this border region found a weapons cache, ammunition, and drugs hidden in a property near the border with Texas.
The discovery was made when members of the Fuerza Coahuila police force were patrolling rural areas near Texas.
Ciudad Acuña is directly south of Del Rio, Texas, where only the shallow waters of the Rio Grande separate the two nations. The lack of border security in the region allows drug cartels to use the area as a corridor to move large quantities of drugs and smuggle humans.
In an abandoned property lot, the officers discovered various bags hidden in the brush. Inside were five AK-47 rifles, 10 magazines, and more than 900 rounds of different calibers.
Also in the bags were packages containing close to 25 pounds of methamphetamine which authorities believe would have been smuggled north.
Editor’s Note: Breitbart Texas traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities. The writers would face certain death at the hands of the various cartels that operate in those areas including the Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas if a pseudonym were not used. Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles are published in both English and in their original Spanish. This article was written by “J.M. Martinez” from Coahuila.