Mexico: Drone footage shows people fleeing after CJNG cartel drops improvised explosive charges in the forests of Tepalcatepec

A drug cartel used drones to drop explosives on unsuspecting inhabitants in the forests of Tepalcatepec, Mexico, in the latest demonstration of unchecked violence in the region. People were sent running for their lives on Monday as the drones, controlled Read More …

Multinational Ardent Defender counter explosive threat exercise concludes in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE BORDEN, Ontario, Canada – Explosive ordnance disposal technicians from 11 different nations improved their life-saving and mission-enabling skills during Exercise Ardent Defender in Canada, Sept. 18 – Oct. 22. The exercise brought together military and law enforcement Read More …

Drug Cartels Carry Out Drone Bombings, Evade Jammers

International drug cartels are using drone bombings in increasingly bold assassination attempts, both for their psychological impact and to bypass normal security. Two recent incidents highlight the trend: one attack on a house, another on a prison. The Mexican Jalisco Read More …

Bomb Threats: Mexico’s Crime Groups Turn to Explosives

A package bomb that killed a restaurateur and his manager underscores the escalating use of explosives – and the terror that they generate – by criminal groups in Mexico’s most violent state. The bombing occurred on September 19 during a Read More …

U.S. Army EOD Soldiers to participate in multinational Ardent Defender exercise in Canada

CANADIAN FORCES BASE BORDEN, Ontario, Canada – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers will be training with military and law enforcement personnel from 11 partner nations during Exercise Ardent Defender Sept. 18 – Oct. 22. Army EOD technicians from the Read More …

Mexican Cartels Weaponize Drones to Drop IEDs

Drug cartels fighting a fierce turf war in western Mexico began weaponizing commercial drones by turning them into delivery systems for improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Breitbart Texas obtained exclusive photographs of the explosives devices and the methods used by cartel Read More …

Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #46: Weaponized Drones (Aerial Improvised Explosive Devices) Deployed by CJNG in Tepalcatepec, Michoacán

The Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) is alleged to have attempted to deploy two weaponsized drones with C4 or similar type explosives against their rivals—the Carteles Unidos (United Cartels)—in Tepalcatepec, Michoacán on 25 July 2020. The weaponized drones were not Read More …

Mexican Drug Cartel Carries Out ‘Drone Strikes’ In Gang War

Mexican drug cartels are using weaponized consumer drones in their latest gang war, according to reports in El Universal and other local news media. A citizens’ militia group in Tepalcatepec, Michoacán, formed to protect farmers from the cartel, found two Read More …

Mexico: Car Bomb in Apaseo el Alto, Guanajuato with Remote Detonation IED (‘Papa Bomba’) Payload

On Thursday 7 November 2019, a vehicle containing a visible IED was discovered in front of a residence in Apaseo el Alto, Guanajuato. The device was a ‘Papa Bomba’ (Potato Bomb) based on a FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia) Read More …