Drug cartel uses mounted .50cal, RPGs to take out Mexican Army, forcing them to release El Chapo's son
MEXICO CITY — Mexican security forces captured and then released one of country’s most powerful drug lords Thursday after apparently being overpowered by heavily armed combatants who laid siege to the northern Mexican city of Culiacan. Security Minister Alfonso Durazo…
The rifle, which is designed to stop vehicles and take down helicopters, was found inside the Los Mochis hideout were El Chapo was recaptured on January 8 in a shootout with Mexican marines.
The weaponry used in a chaotic urban battle in the city of Culiacán looked more at home in war-torn Syria than in a country that borders the US.
I saw an interesting video of a GMC silverado found in a Texas junkyard - It had the radiator/battery/engine block all armored against .50 cal, whilst also looking fairly standard from the outside. Also Armored glass and door inserts.
edit - found it Guy Exploring A Junkyard Finds An Old Cartel Truck Riddled With Bullet Holes - Digg
Bulletproofing and armoring is big biz down south. Even for small cars when they want to be a bit inconspicuous.