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.

SOURCES: https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/0808-LMT-GUNFIRE-2-0-15468410.php

https://www.lmtonline.com/news/crime/article/Alleged-cartel-leader-and-hitman-arrested-in-15460127.php