A border state shootout between the cartel and cops left ten cartel gunmen killed and four cops injured in Mexico. The large-scale gunbattle took place on Monday afternoon along the Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo highway near the town of Cienega de Flores, Nuevo León.
Breitbart reports: “according to information released by Nuevo Leon’s Public Security Secretary Gerardo Palacios Pamanes, a squad of state police officers from Fuerza Civil were patrolling the highway when they encountered a group of gunmen riding in three armored vehicles.”
Gunmen fired police officers setting off the shootout, requiring police to call for backup. During the attack one of the police vehicles rolled over, injuring three officers. The fourth injured officer sustained a gunshot wound during the fighting.
Nuevo Laredo is controlled by the Cartel del Noreste faction of Los Zetas, “one of the most ruthless criminal organizations in Mexico which is responsible for thousands of kidnappings, murders, and forced disappearances.”
The Cartel Del Noreste faction of Los Zetas has been able to set up roadblocks where they extort and sometimes kidnap travelers with almost complete impunity. While the gunmen are trying to keep rivals from entering Nuevo Laredo, often they kidnap innocent victims.
Enfrentamiento entre Fuerza Civil y delincuentes en la carretera federal a Nuevo Laredo.
Personal de Fuerza Civil fue agredido a balazos por sujetos que viajaban a bordo de tres camionetas blindadas.
10 Delincuentes abatidos.
3 Camionetas blindadas…
— Gerardo Palacios (@GerardoPPmanes) May 29, 2023
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