Drug Cartels Block 13 Roadways in Mexican City
Posted on Aug 15, 2010
Mexican drug cartels in the city of Monterrey have stepped up their public presence, blocking at least 13 major roadways in the city on Saturday – dragging drivers out of their cars and using their vehicles to cut roads – as a show of force in the face of government crackdowns. —JCL
Police in Mexico say members of a drug cartel blocked off at least 13 major roads in Monterrey on Saturday.
Drivers were dragged out of their vehicles by armed men and their cars used to cut off the roads in the north-eastern city.
The blockade happened after a shootout between the Mexican army and alleged members of a drug cartel, in which four people were killed.
Police stand next to a trailer truck that was stolen and then used as a barricade by gunmen on the outskirts of the city of Monterrey, Mexico, in March of this year.