U.S. consulate issues security alert for Nuevo Laredo
Faced with clashes between Mexican authorities and organized crime in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, the U.S. consulate in that city issued a security alert.
The U.S. representation established restrictions on the movement of its personnel as well as a night curfew after clashes between Mexican authorities and organized crime groups registered on November 15 in the state.
Local reports reported that last Friday that armed civilians attacked elements of the Secretary of National Defense, the triggers carried out six blockades in different places of the city of Tamaulipas.
"The Consulate continues to monitor the security situation in the city of Nuevo Laredo after the violence between Mexican authorities and criminal organizations that began on November 15," the office reported through its social networks.
TERROR IN NUEVO LAREDO: REPORTS OF VIOLENCE, NARCOBLOCKS, SHOOTING, AND BURNING CARS
Members of the Northeast Cartel assaulted military personnel, generating a confrontation that left at least one civilian dead.
At 10:15 p.m. on Friday night, alleged members of the Northeast Cartel assaulted military personnel, generating a confrontation that left a civilian dead. Six blockades were reported in different parts of the city, with cars on fire. Social network users pointed out that these events lasted until dawn.
Since Friday afternoon, new acts of violence were registered in Nuevo Laredo. First, confrontations between armed men in the Infonavit Benito Juárez neighborhood, which ended in a chase to the FOVISSSTE area, very close to the church of San Judas Tadeo. Another confrontation occurred very close to the Paseo Plaza shopping center.
Some users of social networks published videos where an armed individual is observed inside the commercial plaza, causing people who were in the place to run for shelter, finally, the man was subdued and arrested.
Later, firearms detonations were reported in the Los Fresnos neighborhood. At night, there were more shootings, blockades, and burning of vehicles and cargo trucks in different parts of the city.
On the Anahuac Highway and Mazatlán Bridge, as well as in the colonies: Eva Sámano, Matamoros, Hipódromo, La Fe, Hidalgo, and Buena Vista. So far, the authorities have not given any official information about these new clashes or if there are any dead or wounded.
Just on Thursday, a soldier and 6 criminals died during a series of confrontations between members of the Northeast Cartel and elements of the Mexican Army.
Faced with these situations, in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, a risk situation spread, in which travelers are asked to suspend the journey to Nuevo Laredo, due to blockades, shootings, and burning of vehicles in several points of the border city.
Source: Noticieros Televisa