Travel warning issued for U.S. citizens traveling Northern Mexico
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — The Department of State has issued a Travel Warning informing U.S. citizens about the security safety in Northern Mexico.
The department is telling U.S. travelers to be aware of the Mexican government being engaged in extensive effort to counter criminal organizations involved in narcotics trafficking and other unlawful activities.
U.S. citizens have fallen victim to criminal activity, including homicide, gun battles, kidnapping, carjacking and highway robbery.
Gun battles between rival criminal organizations or with Mexican authorities have taken place in towns and cities in the border region.
Some of those battles have occurred in broad daylight on streets and in public venues near restaurants and clubs in which some U.S. citizens have become trapped or prevented from leaving the area.
For more information on road safety and crime along Mexico's roadways, see the Department of State's Country Specific Information.