Cartel Gunmen Shut Down Mexican Border City After Arrest of Ally

Cartel gunmen shut down the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo as they shot at buildings and torched vehicles following the arrest of one of their...

November 29, 2022
7:44 PM

Cartel gunmen shut down the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo as they shot at buildings and torched vehicles following the arrest of one of their top enforcers. The intensity of the actions led the U.S. Consulate to issue an emergency notice to shelter in place. While Tamaulipas officials have not released any information about the shootout, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed the incident, adding that the violence was tied to the arrest of an important crime figure. The president did not identify the figure but claimed he would be moved to Mexico City for prosecution.

Ildefonso Ortiz