The United States Consulate in Tijuana warned its nationals, as well as government employees take extreme precautions in the face of the wave of violence that is lived in the city after the burning of at least 19 vehicles simultaneously.
Through Twitter, the United States Consulate pointed out that roads are being blocked and heavy police activity is taking place in Tijuana, Mexicali, Rosarito, Ensenada and Tecate.
“U.S. government employees have been instructed to shelter in place until further notice,” the consulate reported via Twitter.
According to the Vice Minister of Security, Ricardo Mejia, the violence began on Thursday in a prison in Ciudad Juarez when the Sinaloa Cartel, formerly run by the infamous Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and Los Mexicles began to fight, which caused a riot that left two dead and 16 wounded.
The violence then spread outside the prison and onto the streets of the city of Juarez, where gang members killed another nine peopleMost of them civilians.
Mejia also pointed out that the arrest of six alleged members of Mexicles by the police with support from the Army and the National Guard It would have fueled the violence and terror that has now moved to Baja California, causing the refuge in place.
Avoid the area
Find safe shelter if you are already in the area
Listen for updates on local media
Be aware of your surroundings
Let your friends and family know about your safety
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Source: La Opinion