LAREDO, TX/ 09 Aug 20/ Authorities confirm gunmen shot at Tamaulipas police.
SIGACT: Vehicle based gunmen assaulted Tamaulipas state police in Nuevo Laredo. This caused the World Trade Bridge to close for roughly 2 hours, impacting traffic on the U.S. side of the border. Recently a member of the Cartel Del Noreste (Edén Guadalupe Villarreal Gómez a.k.a. “La Teniente”) was arrested and the attacks are likely retaliatory.
RECOMMENDATION: Advise extra caution in border towns, avoid Nuevo Laredo while significant police actions are ongoing.