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The threats by organized crime in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, reached the businessmen of the gas stations in that area.
With warnings Cartel Northeast provoked fear among gas station owners since last Monday, and did not provide fuel or the State Police and elements of the Army.
Currently, the Tamaulipas government has an agreement with two gas station companies to supply State Police and military units that patrol in Nuevo Laredo. This is Servicio Ancira Garza SA de CV and Servicombustibles Palacios SA de CV.
But after the refusal of both companies, the authorities searched for other companies: Gasolinera Gulf, Servicio Combustibles Laredo SA de CV, Gasolinera Petrofuel, Gasolinera Petrum, Hidrosina and Panzer Division, also refused to sell fuel to authorities after they were threatened by CDN.
On Tuesday morning, state, marine and military policemen assisted by a helicopter, guarded a fuel source of the facilities of the 16th Regiment of Motorized Cavalry in Nuevo Laredo.
The police themselves filled the tanks of their units, in order to continue patrolling.
The news media Televisa had access to a conversation between a gas entrepreneur and an official from Nuevo Laredo.
In the audio, the moment is heard when the station owner tells the official that alleged hitmen threatened him:
Tamaulipas official: Neither Sedena, nor Marina, nor State?
Entrepreneur: No, no, none.
Tamaulipas official: For the same reason, right? That they were threatened
Entrepreneur: Yes, that is the truth
Entrepreneur: I ask for your understanding …
Tamaulipas official: And if we put security on them…?
Entrepreneur: No! No security. I really appreciate it, but right now the truth is that it is difficult. Maybe later in other circumstances it would be different.
On August 27, the Northeast Cartel suffered a severe blow, after seven of its members died in an armed confrontation with the Special Operations Group of the Center for Analysis, Information and Studies of Tamaulipas, in Nuevo Laredo.
According to reports, the hit men ambushed state elements aboard a RAM truck with Texas license plates.
The men were part of the criminal organization identified as “La Tropa del Infierno” , armed arm of the Northeast Cartel.
This bloodthirsty cell is led by Juan Gerardo Treviño Chávez, alias “El Huevo”, who ordered an attack on a hotel where Tamaulipas police were staying , on August 23.
Before, a group of hit men from the CDN faced police elements.
The Northeast Cartel operates in one of the key areas for drug transfer to the United States. Tamaulipas is the border crossing, where tons of narcotics enter the northern neighboring country every year.
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