A series of blockades in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo brought traffic to a complete halt. Mexican authorities deployed a large number of police and military forces in case gun battles erupted while they confronted the causes of congestion.
The blockades took place on Wednesday afternoon shortly after 5 p.m. when members of the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN) faction of Los Zetas began hijacking trucks and buses to park them sideways across busy avenues. The cartel gunmen also deployed hundreds of makeshift road spikes.
Nuevo - Laredo - Land - Ports - Entry
Nuevo Laredo is one of the busiest commercial land ports of entry between Mexico and Texas and is also one of the main corridors used by the CDN to move drugs and migrants.
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