Tamaulipas, authorities found 23 dead
Nine bodies found hanging from a bridge and 14 beheaded in Nuevo Laredo. Violence in the entity does not cease the Regional Coordination Group surveillance to extremes
MEXICO CITY, May 5. – The Attorney General and the Secretariat of Public Security of Tamaulipas reported yesterday the discovery of 23 people killed in Nuevo Laredo.
The resurgence of violence in Tamaulipas territory joins that of Sinaloa, where at week 26 people were reported killed during clashes between the army and drug traffickers, and Veracruz, where in five days, four journalists have been killed and a civilian.
About Nuevo Laredo, state police reported that at 1:30 pm yesterday were found hanging from a bridge nine bodies, including the four women, whose ages are estimated between 25 and 30.
Later, at 8:57 pm, state authorities located a truck inside which there were 14 decapitated bodies. All were men between 25 and 30. Three hours later they found the heads in ice chests, near the City Hall.
On these facts the federal government pledged to strengthen the presence of the armed forces in the state, given the ineffectiveness of the local authority.
The head of the Ministry of the Interior, Alejandro Poire Romero, contacted the president Tamaulipas Egidio Torre Cantu to announce the new federal support organized crime.
Crime leaves 23 dead in Tamaulipas
The Attorney General and the Secretariat of Public Security of Tamaulipas confirmed the death of 23 people, as a result of violent day that lived in the town of Nuevo Laredo.
Yesterday afternoon became known events that are alarming to the people of the town and its surroundings.
The state ministerial police registered a first report at 01:30 pm on Friday, where it was reported that the bridge located on Boulevard Luis Donaldo Colosio with National Road, they found the bodies of nine people dead.
The investigating prosecutor on duty at the scene reported that testified said nine bodies suspended from the bridge, five males and four females, whose ages are estimated between 25 and 30 years, without identification documents required.
According to charts released in various local media, it appears that the five men wore jeans, three of them with white shirt, another blue shirt and cream plus.
Two of the women wore jeans and a plaid pants, the bodies had their hands tied behind their backs and seven of them blindfolded.
The scene was laid a tarp, in which the deceased was accused of being responsible for having placed a car bomb last April 24 against the public safety facilities in the locality, and indicated that some others had escaped, but soon to be captured.
According to reports from local newspapers, the mastermind of that car bomb was the criminal group led by Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, who allegedly seeks to beat Los Zetas Plaza Nuevo Laredo.
A second report was received at 08:57 pm yesterday when the state police reported that Candela Street, between Avenues Cesar Lopez de Lara and Donato Guerra in the Garden colony, was found parked a truck General Motors brand gray with cherry, model 1993.
Inside were plastic bags containing 14 decapitated bodies were males, whose ages are estimated between 25 and 30.
Later, at about 11:05 pm and confirmed the presence of three coolers abandoned near the town hall, containing the heads of the victims found in the van mentioned.
Given these facts, the Regional Coordination Group Operational Nuevo Laredo to extremes measures to strengthen surveillance in that city. This group includes the bodies of federal Public Safety, state and municipal levels.
The governor of Tamaulipas, Egidio Torre confirmed that renewed the agreement with the federal government to the permanence of the 2 000 790 soldiers currently serving preventive police functions in 22 municipalities of the state.
“We will stay here, we will renew, this is an issue that we have fully reviewed and agreed, including last week I talked with Secretary of the Interior, Alejandro Poire, the matter and the issue is on the agenda, or the agreement is ready, the endorsement is ready, the only thing missing is the agenda of Secretary of the Interior that allows for the firm, “he said.
With regard to violence in the state, state leaders have said the PRD policies of public security in Tamaulipas have been insufficient.
The violence in the state governed by Egidio Torre Cantu is out of control. On April 17 were also found 14 bodies dismembered in a vehicle parked on the side of the hall with a message allegedly signed by El Chapo Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa cartel, which announced its arrival in the city to clean out the Zetas.
The Army took over public security in the city due to corruption of the police in the area a year ago. The upsurge in violence in Nuevo Laredo is associated with increased pressure from the authorities against leaders of Los Zetas, led by Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, and clashes between rival cartels.
The Army has beaten in recent weeks to Los Zetas, and one of its operatives killed Francisco Medina Mejia, alias El Quemado, April 4.
On March 14, soldiers captured Carlos Martinez Escobedo, The Fabiruchis, who had taken the lead in the area.
The Interior Ministry and state overall plan activated
The federal government through the Ministry of the Interior (Interior Ministry), launched together with the government of Tamaulipas mechanisms for monitoring and co-ordination on security, to address the violence perpetrated in the state that left a balance until at least 23 people.
This was announced by the federal agency, after its owner, Alejandro Poire, contacted the governor Egidio Torre Cantu to assess the situation in Nuevo Laredo, where were found the decapitated bodies of 14 people in a van, and nine more bodies hanging from the bridge Colosio, located at the intersection of Boulevard Colosio and National Highway.
“Both men reaffirmed their commitment to the Federation and the state government to continue to fight in close collaboration and coordination, the criminals responsible for the violence that has occurred in Nuevo Laredo.”
For this, the Secretary reiterated the state governor Poiré backed by the federal forces to assist in security in the state and the support of federal authorities to assist if necessary in the research being conducted, detailed the Interior Ministry.
It was also reported that the head of the Interior Ministry and the state governor agreed to maintain constant communication to follow up on this matter.
Just this Thursday, in charge of domestic politics, he had communicated by telephone with the leaders of Veracruz and Sinaloa where there were also acts of violence that included the execution of three photojournalists and shootouts between security forces and federal state against criminal cells.