Civil conflicts similar to or like 1999 Matamoros standoff

On 9 November 1999, two agents from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were threatened at gunpoint and nearly killed in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, by gunmen of the Gulf Cartel, a criminal group based in the area. Wikipedia

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  • 1968 Washington, D.C. riots

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Sentences for1999 Matamoros standoff

  • Few details were known of Antonio's criminal career prior to 1999, when his brother Osiel confronted federal agents at gunpoint with several of his gunmen in Matamoros.Antonio Cárdenas Guillén-Wikipedia
  • In 2007 he was extradited to the U.S. and in 2010 he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for money laundering, drug trafficking, homicide, and for having threatened two U.S. federal agents in 1999.Osiel Cárdenas Guillén-Wikipedia
  • In 1999, two U.S. federal agents were stopped at gunpoint in Matamoros by several gunmen of the cartel while conducting an investigation.Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sánchez-Wikipedia
  • In 1999, Medrano and his associates threatened two U.S. agents at gunpoint in Matamoros after the agents traveled there with an informant to gather intelligence on the cartel's operations.Adán Medrano Rodríguez-Wikipedia
  • Despite his release, the DEA still maintains an open investigation on González Pizaña for his involvement in drug trafficking and for threatening two U.S. federal agents in Matamoros in 1999.Rogelio González Pizaña-Wikipedia
  • Ten months later on November 1999, the Cárdenas Guillén surname started to gain momentum when Antonio Ezequiel's brother Osiel and several of his gunmen stopped two US federal agents at gunpoint in the streets of Matamoros.Antonio Cárdenas Guillén-Wikipedia
  • On 9 November 1999, Vázquez Mireles and several of his associates, including Cárdenas Guillén, threatened two U.S. agents at gunpoint in Matamoros.Víctor Manuel Vázquez Mireles-Wikipedia
  • The Gulf Cartel was under close scrutiny after several of its members threatened two U.S. agents at gunpoint in Matamoros in 1999; the incident drew attention to its leadership, which included García Mena.Gilberto García Mena-Wikipedia
  • * 1999 Matamoros standoff, an armed engagement between gangsters and law enforcement in Matamoros, TamaulipasMatamoros-Wikipedia
  • On 9 November 1999, Medrano and several associates, including Cárdenas, threatened two U.S. agents at gunpoint in Matamoros.Adán Medrano Rodríguez-Wikipedia
  • In 1999, Garza Rendón and his associates threatened two U.S. agents at gunpoint in Matamoros after the agents traveled there with an informant to gather intelligence on the cartel's operations.José Manuel Garza Rendón-Wikipedia
  • In 1999, Vázquez Mireles and his associates threatened two U.S. agents at gunpoint in Matamoros after the agents traveled there with an informant to gather intelligence on the Gulf Cartel's operations.Víctor Manuel Vázquez Mireles-Wikipedia
  • On 9 November 1999, Garza Rendón and several of his associates (including Cárdenas) threatened two U.S. agents at gunpoint in Matamoros.José Manuel Garza Rendón-Wikipedia
  • On 9 November 1999, de la Cruz Reyna and several of his associates, including Cárdenas Guillén, threatened two U.S. agents at gunpoint in Matamoros.Juan Carlos de la Cruz Reyna-Wikipedia
  • In 1999, de la Cruz Reyna and his associates threatened two U.S. agents at gunpoint in Matamoros after they had traveled there with an informant to gather intelligence on the Gulf Cartel's operations.Juan Carlos de la Cruz Reyna-Wikipedia

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