Mexican government hack reveals military sold arms, received escort from Cartels: report

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A major leak of Mexican government documents revealed that members of the military sold weapons and information to the cartels.

“Sedena [Secretariat of National Defense] reported in its confidential report that the supplier of weapons and tactical equipment is another alleged member of the Army, whom the criminals refer to as “antiguo” and who, according to the analysis of his telephone signal, is based in Campo Military No. 1 of Mexico City,” according to the documents.

The information came to light following a security breach at the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), in which hackers from a group calling itself Guacamaya acquired more than four million confidential documents from the government, Mexican outlet Vallarta Daily reported.

One of the documents was an intelligence report from June 2019 that stated a military officer offered tactical equipment, weapons and information on armed forces operations to drug cartels.

At one point, a cartel leader asked the military for 2,000 rounds of ammunition for AK-47 rifles, 5,000 for the R-15 and 50 magazines for each type of rifle.

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