“Sol Prendido” for Borderland Beat
Sedena knowledgeable that there are experiences of 19 “Serpientes de fuego” taken from its services and 13 rifles misplaced. No army personnel have died because of firing this weapon.
Sedena acknowledges the theft of its FX-05 rifles
The Secretariat of Nationwide Protection (Sedena) admitted that because it created the FX-05 assault rifle, designed to present its troopers a deadly arsenal in opposition to organized crime, 19 of those high-powered weapons have been formally reported stolen from the Mexican army.
This Wednesday, MILENIO revealed a report wherein it warned that the well-known “Hearth Serpent,” made within the authorities’s army trade and which turned the pleasure of the Nationwide Protection, now seems with growing frequency in ambushes by organized crime in opposition to the nation’s safety forces.
On this regard, the Sedena acknowledged that, along with the 19 stolen FX-05s, they’ve experiences of 13 lacking FX-05 rifles.
These weapons are able to firing as much as 750 bullets per minute at a velocity of 920 meters per second, that’s, even at a distance of 1 kilometer they’re able to mortally wounding an grownup man. As well as, they’re designed to incorporate bayonets for shut fight and grenade launchers.
Based on the knowledge despatched by the Nationwide Protection, 11 of the stolen and misplaced rifles have been secured and there aren’t any experiences of troopers who’ve misplaced their lives as a consequence of projectiles from these weapons.
Rifles in networks
A search carried out by this newspaper on social networks to learn the way many FX-05 are presumed to be within the palms of organized crime means that there are greater than 100, taking into consideration images and movies in native information, blogs associated to organized crime and boards for the sale and buy of firearms.
These “Sedena-made” rifles have been discovered within the palms of gunmen from the Sinaloa Cartel, Jalisco New Era, Gulf, Santa Rosa de Lima, Zetas Outdated College and Familia Michoacana.
In different phrases, the weapon created by the Mexican Military to battle the cartels is now utilized by gunmen to assault municipal and state police, members of the Nationwide Guard and the Armed Forces. A creation of the army trade on the service of the battle that’s now utilized by drug cartels.