Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #28: Redeye MANPADS Seized from La Linea in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua

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Defense and Security Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration


A Redeye MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense System) in the possession of armed personnel belonging to La Linea. This system is part of a much larger group of weapons, ammunition, personnel protective equipment, and vehicles seized from a cell belonging to this cartel between 15 and 19 April 2016. Included in these seizures were assault rifles (Romanian 7.62 x 39), a machine gun (Browning .30 Cal), and a 50-caliber Barrett rifle (M107A1). This operation was conducted by militarized police belonging to the Fiscalía General del Estado (State Attorney General’s Office).

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