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Mexican Drug Cartels & their Armored Monster Trucks

Posted by FactReal on June 8, 2011

Heavily-armored vehicles are the new weapon of the Mexican drug cartels.

UK Daily Mail reported:
Huge and imposing, these heavily-armoured converted trucks look like the warrior trucks out of action film Mad Max.

But the vehicles, cloaked in inch-thick steel plates, are actually the DIY project of Mexican drug cartels.
Gangs have transformed the pick-up trucks as part of their arsenal of weapons to battle with rivals for supremacy in the drug trade.

The armoured machines, which were discovered by Mexican authorities, can withstand heavy fire and some have peepholes for snipers.

This is the other side of the ‘war on drugs’, as the Mexican gangs brazenly defy law and police to run their own lucrative drugs business.

The homemade armored vehicles have been branded ‘Los Monstruos,’ meaning ‘The Monsters,’ by locals.

There are believed to be at least 100 in existence, and one video by Porvenir TV shows a warehouse housing other trucks waiting to be renovated by the cartels.

The monster trucks are capable of resisting explosives because metal plates have been welded onto them.

Other seized tanks were fitted with a revolving gun turret which can fire bullets in any direction.

The discovery shows the extent of Mexico’s problem with the lawless gangs.

This week two young men, cut down in the prime of their life, were left hanging from a pedestrian bridge as warring drugs cartels continue to fight in the Mexican city of Monterrey.

One of the men was was [sic] missing a foot and had been stripped down to just his underwear while the other’s clothes were splattered with blood.



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