October 25, 2012

Mexico's Drug Lords Ramp Up Their Arsenals

Ioan Grillo, Time

AP Photo

When a Mexican SWAT team stopped a stolen Cadillac van in the border city of Piedras Negras, it was not a surprise when they were greeted by a tirade of bullets as the criminals blasted and ran. But after they kicked open the trunk, the officers realized they could have been victims of more catastrophic firepower. The gunmen had been in possession of an arsenal of weapons that included three Soviet made anti-tank rockets complete with an RPG-7 shoulder-fired launcher.

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