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Police in Reynosa dismantle criminal spy cameras

Reynosa, Tamaulipas — Special agents of the Ministry of Public Security of Tamaulipas have dismantled a sophisticated video surveillance network used by a criminal group to watch police movement.

The dismantling of the surveillance network was in the municipality of Reynosa. La Secretaría de Seguridad Pública de Tamaulipas says that the cameras were placed for the criminal group to keep track of all police, including state, federal and military.

More than 18 teams were involved in the dismantling of the video equipment who reported finding the camouflaged equipment on streetlights, CFE and Telmex poles.

The surveillance equipment ran wireless, allowing criminals to send images remotely. Criminals installed the equipment in strategic points around the city including international bridges, popular roadways and at the entrances and exits of the offices of the various police corporations.

Police were provided with an anonymous report that they were being watched and were alerted to the existence of the video surveillance equipment.

Police say they will continue to investigate to find those responsible.

This is the second time since 2015 that cameras have been found keeping track of police movements. To date, 39 video cameras have been retrieved from 52 points around the city of Reynosa.