Matamoros, Tamaulipas, dawns with shootings, blockades and burning cars

Matamoros, Tamaulipas, dawns with shootings, blockades and burning cars. Photo: Cuartoscuro/Illustrative

The municipality of Matamoroslocated in the state of Tamaulipas, has been the center of attention in Mexico during the morning of this June 19, 2022, the date on which events of violence such as shootings, roadblocks and burning of cars.

It is through social networks that Internet users have spread a series of images in which you can see various columns of law and smoke.

On Twitter, a user explained that the violent events in Matamoros They began around 7:00 in the morning and they hesitated for at least two hours, because around 9:00 in the morning, state authorities intervened on the roads to free them from the blockades and allow the free passage of travelers.

“Dawn Matamoros, Tamaulipas, with blockades, burning of vehicles, tires and sticks in 16 points of the city; The events were recorded at 7:00 a.m. and around 9:00 a.m. it was reported that the roads had been cleared with the intervention of Traffic and the State Police.”

Indomitable Wolf, tweeter

Los emergency numbers They received from an early hour reports of theft of heavy cargo vehicles, which later, armed men used to block various streets.

  • It is said that there were more than 10 road blocks which were made this morning.

Through social networks, trucks were reported with armed men who fired shots to break through the cars. They saw them on Sendero Constituent, Roberto Guerra, Walmart and Calle Sexta.

  • There is a preliminary balance that has not been confirmed by the state authority of two dead civilians.

What have the authorities said about the violence in Matamoros?

Until the closing of the edition of this informative note, neither the state, municipal or federal authorities have ruled on the shootings, highway blockades and burning of cars, so its causes are unknown.

Unofficially, there has been talk that the arrest of a criminal leader could have unleashed the wave of violence in Matamoros in full Father’s Day 2022; however, this has not been confirmed.

It is expected that, in the next few hours, the governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, will come out to give information that confirms or rules out a blow to drug trafficking in the entity.

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