The Secretariat of National Defense of Mexico has arrested this Monday Heriberto Rodriguez Hernandez, alleged leader of the ‘Tropa del Infierno’, at the service of the Northeast Cartel.
The arrested man, known as “Negrolo” and identified as a generator of violence in the Tamaulipas region, has been detained in the city of Nuevo Laredo, in northern Mexico, reports the Reforma agency.
The Mexican authorities have reported that the detainee has been transferred by plane to Mexico City to make him available to the Attorney General’s Office.
“Today at dawn there was a confrontation in Nuevo Laredo, a person was arrested, who was the head of a criminal group, and there were reactions, but that arrest has already been carried out and there are elements to show that he was responsible for other violent acts in that area, and he has already been transferred to Mexico City”, reported the president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in statements collected by the newspaper ‘Jornada’.
The capture of the leader of the cartel has caused shootings in different parts of the city, causing the closure of school activities and the United States consulate due to the risk situation, reports the newspaper ‘Excelsior’.
The Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, located on the border with the United States, was the scene this Monday morning of several violent incidents that have led local authorities to suspend classes and paralyze the public transport service to avoid possible risks during the day. .
The mayoress, Carmen Lilia Canturosas, advocated on Facebook for “caring for the integrity of the student community and all the teaching staff”, which is why classes were suspended at the most basic levels. At the university, distance learning was chosen, at least in the morning shift.