Mexican Cartel Attempt To Hijack A Car Driven By American Near Border

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Drug cartel members in the northern border city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, across from Laredo, Texas, recently hijacked trucks to form blockades on major avenues and temporarily block international bridges, according to Mexican authorities.

A state security agency in Mexico, the Coordinating Group for the Construction of Peace in Tamaulipas, reported that armed men carjacked civilians and seized large trucks, using them to blockade main streets, including some leading to international border bridges, according to CBS Austin. Initial reports did not indicate bridge or freight operations at crossings had been affected yet.

The violence has prompted the U.S. consulate in Nuevo Laredo to release a travel warning advisory.

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