Mexican Drug Cartels Armed to the Hilt

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    The M72 Light Anti tank launcher can take out a Mexican military tank.

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    The Colt AR15 A3 is the civilian version of the military M-16 and as is a favored weapon of choice for the drug cartels.

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    The AK-47 is considered the workhorse of drug cartels, and its ammunition can come from a variety of world sources, including the United States.

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    Five-seven hand gun is very light: under 2 pounds, with a 20-round clip filled with bullets the cartels call "matapolicias' -- "cop killers."

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    Just some of the 540 assault rifles, more than 500,000 rounds of ammunition, 150 grenades, 14 cartridges of dynamite, 98 fragmentation grenades, 67 bulletproof vests, seven Barrett .50-caliber sniper rifles and a Light Anti Tank (LAW) rocket that were confiscated during the arrest of Jaime Gonzalez Duran, alias 'El Hummer.'

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    Jaime Gonzalez Duran, alias 'El Hummer', is the alleged founder of the criminal gang 'Los Zetas'. Mexican authorities presented his after his arrest in Jaime Gonzalez in Mexico City, Mexico in November 2008.

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    A gold plated handgun confiscated during the arrest of Jaime Gonzalez Duran, alias 'El Hummer.'

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    Soldiers stand guard around a presentation of arms captured in of Jaime Gonzalez Duran, alias 'El Hummer.'

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