Organized crime has taken to the streets again, this time in northern Mexico, where multiple clashes have been reported throughout the early hours, according to videos and citizen reports on Twitter, mainly.
Through the verified social networks of the United States Consulate in Tamaulipas, the citizens of Nuevo Laredo were warned about an “emergency situation” near their facilities. “US citizens should avoid the area or seek safe haven,” they wrote.
At approximately 2:48 in the morning, the Consulate General account warned that “due to an emergency situation in the city”, all appointments scheduled for March 14, 2022 at its facilities and the Cas will be rescheduled.
“We will contact you to reschedule your appointment,” they concluded.
The situation was apparently a confrontation between the authorities in the area and gunmen belonging to the Northeast Cartel, under the command of Juan Gerardo Treviño Chávez, also known as El Huevo. Twitter users reported up to two hours of intense exchange of bullets.
The confrontation was heard even from Laredo, in Texas, United States, as can be seen in a video published on social networks; the protagonists of the recording even warn, before the hard noises of the bullets, “it seems that the world is ending”
US Consulate warned of harsh shooting in Nuevo Laredo
For its part, the United States Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo detailed an “emergency situation” near its location, before which it suspended its operations.
One of the versions that circulated on Twitter warned that it could be an ambush by organized crime against the authorities, since the attacks could be located in the Nuevo Laredo Military Barracks, derived from the arrest of a high command cartel leader.
They also pointed out that people from neighborhoods such as Buenavista, Las Torres, Second Peripheral Ring, 150th anniversary, Nueva Era, Fresnos and Zona Centro reported the strongest detonations, and later added Cavazos Lerma, Soriana Carrizo, Hidalgo neighborhood, Campanario as dangerous areas. and Infonavit Hippodrome.
So far, no official statement has been issued by the state, the authorities, or the Mexican Army and the National Guard, but it is expected that in the next few hours, in the face of the fierce shooting, the fact will be made known.
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