Narco tank

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A narco tank (also called rhino truck, or monstruo (Spanish for: monster)[1]) is an improvised armoured fighting vehicle built from a truck, which combines operational mobility, tactical offensive, and defensive capabilities. These vehicles are used by the drug cartels and other gangs in the Mexican Drug War.[2][3][4][5] About twenty of such armoured trucks have been seized in Tamaulipas state alone four of which were later destroyed.[6] On May 22, 2011 one of such 'tanks' was seized in Jalisco.[7]

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  1. ^ Tim Johnson. "Mexican drug gangs building own tanks as war intensifies". Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mexico police seize 'narco-tank' used by drug gang". BBC News Online. May 21, 2010. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "'Narco tank' is latest find in cartels' armored vehicles". Los Angeles Times. May 25, 2011. Archived from the original on May 28, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Mexico soldiers find narco 'tank' factory". June 6, 2011. Archived from the original on June 12, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Mexican Cartels Moving Drugs in Armored Vehicles". January 18, 2012. Archived from the original on January 19, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Mexican army destroys drug cartel 'narco-tanks'". BBC News Online. June 6, 2011. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Mexico police seize 'narco-tank' used by drug gang". BBC News Online. May 22, 2011. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 

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