Unknown assailants throw spike strips on the Mazatlán-Durango highway; 7 vehicles affected


A group of security forces from Durango was traveling on the highway when they were allegedly attacked with these devices.

At least seven private vehicles were affected after unknown individuals threw objects known as “spike strips” near the El Sinaloense tunnel on the Mazatlán-Durango highway on Wednesday evening.

This information was confirmed by Luis Morán Rodríguez, Director of Public Security of Concordia, who also denied that this situation occurred due to clashes between armed civilians and security elements at the borders of Sinaloa and Durango, as rumored.

The commander reported that a group composed of various institutions such as the Mexican Army, National Guard, State and Municipal Police, and the general prosecutor’s office of Durango was in transit to the Sierra de Rosario to verify a report of a clash; however, their journey was interrupted by the situation.

Although this could have been a direct attack on the corporations traveling to address acts of insecurity, the truth is that none of the vehicles suffered damage, only seven private vehicles traveling in the area, clarified Morán Rodríguez.

The police chief of Concordia mentioned that the elements from the state of Durango, where strong clashes were reported, would attend the supposed confrontation between armed groups in the communities of El Tecomate and Las Negras belonging to the neighboring state. However, due to the difficulty of entry, they descended via the highway to take the route through La Rastra, Rosario, to arrive faster.

He specified that the affected vehicles were two Tacoma trucks, one Expedition, one Suburban, and one old model Cheyenne, a Kia vehicle, and one more, which only registered material damage to the tires.

The Director of Municipal Public Security of Concordia commented that the corporation’s personnel assisted the affected motorists in obtaining hydraulic jacks or taking them to repair the tires so that they could continue their journey without further setbacks.

Source: Luz Noticias