Ten suspected criminals were killed and four police officers wounded in a confrontation on a highway in the region by agents of the State Police, the civil force of that northern Mexican state, the Nuevo Leon security secretariat said on Monday.
Palacios reported a preliminary balance of 10 criminals killed, three armored trucks seized and “considerable quantities of arms (including grenades), ammunition and tactical equipment seized.” In addition, it reported three police officers with one overturned and one shot.
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In the report, Palacios pointed out that the incidents were recorded on the Monterrey-Nuevo Laredo federal highway and said the published data was preliminary.
Hours later, a new report from the Secretary of Security on social networks specified that “on Monday afternoon in the section between kilometers 56 and 72 of the aforementioned road there were clashes, when officers were attacked by subjects”.
“In response, the agents repelled the aggression,” says the report, adding that “the civilian forces recovered 12 high-caliber weapons, grenades, a hundred pieces of ammunition, three armored trucks, nine helmets and 13 ballistic missiles.” West managed to achieve.”
Growing insecurity in Nuevo Leon
According to organizations, the Nuevo León stadium has faced problems of insecurity in recent months similar to those experienced in the 2010–2012 period, when it was the center of violence due to a dispute between drug cartels.
According to data from the Nuevo Leon state attorney general’s office, 2022 was the most violent year in the last decade, including 1,431 intentional homicides.
In addition, Mexico has been experiencing a wave of violence in recent years.
In 2022, a total of 30,968 intentional killings were recorded, compared to 33,308 in 2021.
Earlier, it recorded two of the most violent years in its history under the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, with 34,690 murders in 2019 and 34,554 in 2020.