Mexico Cartels Using Bullet-Proof Trucks Known as “Monsters”

By Allan Lengel

The drug cartels are using bullet-proof trucks known as “monsters”, according to CNN.

CNN reports that the trucks are built on a three-axle truck bed and include such features as swiveling turrets to shoot in any direction,a reinforced steel battering ram in front to demolish vehicles and walls and a one-inch-thick steel plate to protect occupants from gunfire and grenades. They can transport about 20 armed people.

Mexican officials say, according to CNN, that the monster trucks are used for transporting drugs and battling rival gangs.

In all, CNN reported that Mexican authorities have seized 20 narco-tanks in northeast Mexico.

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