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Mexico registers ten deaths after an armed confrontation

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Mexico registers ten deaths after an armed confrontation

May 30, 2023, 9:55 AM

May 30, 2023, 9:55 AM

A armed confrontation between civilians and security forces on a highway in the state of Nuevo León, in northern Mexico, he left ten suspected criminals dead on Monday, according to authorities.

“Civil Force Personnel was attacked with bullets by subjects who were traveling aboard three trucks armored,” he said in Facebook Gerardo Palacios, Secretary of Public Security of Nuevo León. “Balance: 10 criminals killed, 3 armored vans insured,” he added.

The official stated that the confrontation occurred on a highway that connects Nuevo León with the city of Nuevo Laredo, in the state of Tamaulipas, a region that has been hit by violence linked to organized crime. He added that there were three policemen injured by an overturn and one more element wounded by a bullet.

Mexico registers more than 340,000 murders and some 100,000 people disappeared, most attributed to criminal organizations, since the launch of a controversial military anti-drug offensive in December 2006.

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