Translated by Otis. B. Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article
[Subject Matter: Tamaulipas, Kidnapped Police
Recommendation: Some prior knowledge of Nuevo Laredo useful]
UPDATED May 5th See second page
Nuevo Laredo, Tamps. Alleged members of a criminal organization of Tamaulipas threatened to kill six members of the Civil Forces of Nuevo Leon who were captured on a highway that connects two states, when the police were pursuing them.
A police source from Nuevo Leon informed that patrol 341 of the Civil Forces, with six elements on board, pursued on highway 2 a van with armed men inside.
The source mentioned that the partrol was cruising the frontier with Tamaulipas and before arriving at Ciudad Nueva Guerrero, entered a confrontation that left one dead and one hurt, but up until now we don't know the identities of the victims.
After the firefight the members of the criminal organization detained the elements of the Civil Force and threatened to kill them, according to what was heard on the frequency of the patrol, for police officers of that corporation, not to continue picking on them.
The gps of the patrol was located at the San Carlos breach, which one can find a few kilometres from Nueva Guerrero.
In the social networks of Tamaulipas, it mentions that the criminals let one man go, and kept the rest to kill.
Otis: Valor por Tamaulipas also has an article stating that Los Zetas were responsible for the abduction, but I cannot substantiate that.
A Spokesman for the Civil Forces, Jesus Gallo, claims that no officers are missing and that all elements are accound for.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso
Picture from Valor por Tamaulipas
Translated by OBF-W from a Valor Por Tamaulipas article
The Coordination group for Tamaulipas informs that elements of the Tamaulipas Force, rescued on the Sunday 3rd May the 8 Policeman of the Civil Force of Nuevo Leon who were abducted by a criminal organisation that operates in the area, after an armed confrontation that left one official dead and a woman police officer missing.
In relation to the incident it was established that 2 elements of the Civil Forces of 10 elements in total, arrived around 16:30 in the afternoon to the village of Carralvo, Nuevo Leon, patrolling to the village of La Lajilla in the Ciudad Nueva Guerrero, Tamaulipas, they pursued a group of armed men moving in a Toyota Tundra colored red.
On the highway Mier-Nuevo Laredo, they were intercepted by other armed men that were deployed in two black vans, they initiated a firefight that left one policeman dead, identified as Edson Eduardo Valencia Velazquez, with another hurt, and the other eight were abducted.
Elements of the Tamaulipas Force and Military Police based in Ciudad Nueva Guerrero were alerted and left the base in support of the Nuevo Leon Police.
The eight police abducted were auxiliaries and escorts up to the limits of Nuevo Leon, where they found their colleagues of the Civil Force already waiting.
At around 17:08 in the afternoon on kilometre 154 of the highway, at the height of Puente Salado, they rescued the 8 Policeman of Nuevo Leon, including the injured officer, meanwhile the female Police officer, was kept by the criminals and up until this point, her condition or whereabouts are not known.
Original article in Spanish at Valor Por Tamaulipas