A daily edition of the Laredo Morning Times, located in Texas, talked about a series of shootings near Walmart in the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, which is near Laredo, Texas.
According to Breitbart News, a shootout began on Tuesday morning, a Mexican military forces conducted a series of raids, the purpose of which was to capture the leadership of the cartel Los Zetas called Cartel Del Noreste. Cartel soldiers reacted immediately, staging a firefight in several cities located near the borders of Texas.
Citizen journalists armed with smartphones, shot everything on video and shared it in social networks.
@cnnbrk @FoxNews @ABC @HLNTV shootout between cartel and Mexican military in Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas across from Walmart Laredo, Tx pic.twitter.com/sxR44QTw4o
– Moses C (@Mocan_917) July 10, 2018
The Mexican government has not issued an official statement regarding the incident.
Skirmishes took place 2 days later, after the group of killers from the cartel shot the prison Director Nuevo Laredo Edgar Humberto VEGA Avalos. He was driving his car of American production, when assassins opened fire on the vehicle in which he was on Saturday night. On these shots the scene where he was killed Avalos.
Fue una emboscada por parte del #CártelDelNoreste hacia el director del penal #2 de nuevo laredo.
Si gustas ver el video completo
Aqui te dejamos el link ?https://t.co/qPm4taI98B pic.twitter.com/SGXtrWXquy
– LaVozDelPueblo(Oficial) (@Lavozddlpueblo2) July 8, 2018
On Tuesday close the company AutoZone and Walmart shopping complex, located 1.30 miles from Texas, was fired.
One of the citizen journalists risked their lives making these shots.
Retweeted FRONTERA ROJO VIVO (@nuevolaredovivo):#NuevoLaredo #Tamaulipas #Mexico #SDRLaredo Momento de la Balacera aqui en la Plaza La Alameda asi se cubrieron de las balas pic.twitter.com/vY6bcVvWNe
– Martin RT News™ (@MartinGomezCald) July 10, 2018
While the authorities dealt with the situation with the shooting, motorists caught in the cross fire. On hidden cameras inside the Walmart, located 1.30 miles from the border with Texas, was filmed a time when Mexican special forces come into collision with members of a Mexican cartel.
#SDRLaredo #NuevoLaredo #Ayer Tamaulipas Elementos del Ejercito en operativo dentro de Paseo Reforma “Walmart” cazando cuazitos pic.twitter.com/H6HrTuryax
– FRONTERA ROJO VIVO (@nuevolaredovivo) July 10, 2018
The U.S. state Department awarded the state of Tamaulipas, where it happened, the fourth level of danger: “do Not travel”.
“Often the targets of armed criminal groups into the public and private passenger buses traveling through Tamaulipas, passengers taken hostage for ransom. Local law enforcement agencies have very limited capacity to respond to violence in different parts of the state”, – reads the statement of the state Department.
As for elected Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, he intends to create a new border police force to take control of the Northern and southern borders of the country.
The outgoing Mexican President Enrique peña Nieto gives authority to the Obrador 1 Dec. Behind peña Nieto leaves the country suffering from record-high number of murders.
The flow of drugs across the southern border of Mexico and the number of murders in 2017 reached a record
According to the Agency Bloomberg, Obrador will meet with U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Friday. Both, most likely, will discuss the events in Nuevo Laredo. Hardly expect that in the near future will be resolved the problem with record-high murder rate and violence in Mexico, the organizers often become the drug cartels. And the peak of the violence yet to come.