Mexican Marines Use a Helicopter-Mounted Minigun Against Cartel Leader

Via the always interesting War Is Boring comes this footage of Mexican marines using a helicopter-mounted minigun to attack Beltrán Levya Organization (BLO) leader Juan Francisco Patrón Sánchez.

Mexico’s Secretariat of Marine Forces announced on February 9 that Sánchez had been killed in a shootout, though it is unclear if he was killed by the fire from the helicopter. It’s kind of mind boggling even in Mexico to think of deploying a military gunship to attack a target in your own city.

(Local version in case the YouTube video gets taken down).