Reporting on the Mexican Cartel Drug War

10 injured in Reynosa grenade attack

Thursday, June 2, 2011 |

Naxiely Lopez
The Monitor


At least 10 maquiladora employees were injured in a grenade attack in Reynosa Thursday morning.

The incident happened about 6:30 a.m. near the entrance of the LG Maquila at an industrial park east of the city, said Alma Leticia Carranza Gomez, a spokesperson for the Tamaulipas State Police. The industrial zone located near Reynosa’s General Lucio Blanco International Airport on Brecha E-99.

Thirty employees were aboard a bus that picks them up for work, which begins at 7 a.m., when they heard a loud noise followed by the shattering of the bus’ windows, Gomez said.

“They didn’t know where it came from,” Gomez said in Spanish about the grenade. “All they did was ask the driver to keep going.”

The employees were initially treated for injuries at the maquila and ten of them were later transported to an area hospital, she said.

The most serious injury was suffered by a man who had a piece of shattered glass in his right eye, Gomez said, adding everyone was expected to survive the attack.

Investigators from Mexico’s Ministry of Defense — known by its Spanish acronym as SEDENA — remained at the scene Thursday afternoon as they searched for two other grenades that had reportedly not detonated, Gomez said.

“It could’ve been worse,” she said.

Share it:

5 Borderland Beat Comments:

El_Regio said...

CDG attacking innocents again?

QuitaPuercos said...

los zetas probably in reynoza now

Anonymous said...

its cdg its a strategie we used back wen i workd with them they kill innocents to blame the zetas or to attract the military`s attention to that zone or plaza.

Anonymous said...

Drugs are legal in Mexico! Legalize them in the USA and attacks on Maquiladora workers will stop. I LOVE LIBERAL LOGIC!!

Layla2 said...

These two cartel rivals are going to destroy this city right across from McAllen Tx. McAllen is probably the most thriving city in south Texas. What happens to the area when a few miles across the border; it's like Iraq? And this does effect a large portion of south Texas. The retired people who move there to live half the year, etc. They all contribute to the economy.

I'm not downplaying Reynosa in the least. I think this is another city like Monterrey that needs drastic intervention by someone who knows what they are doing.

Post a Comment

Comments are moderated, refer to policy for more information.
Envía fotos, vídeos, notas, enlaces o información
Todo 100% Anónimo;

borderlandbeat@gmail.com