Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The mayor of the violent border metropolis Tijuana in northern Mexico, Montserrat Caballero, has moved into navy barracks for her security after she obtained threats, the president mentioned on Tuesday.

Simply south of San Diego in California, Tijuana has turn out to be one among Mexico’s most harmful cities as legal teams struggle over drug trafficking routes to the US.

“She’s being protected, since about two weeks in the past,” Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador mentioned throughout his common press convention. “We reached an settlement to assist defend her and can proceed to take action.”

Homicide charges fell final yr however the authorities of Lopez Obrador remains to be on monitor to register a report complete of murders for any six-year administration.

Caballero, of Lopez Obrador’s Nationwide Regeneration Motion (MORENA), instructed reporters in a video shared on social media on Monday that she had obtained extra threats after confiscating 1,700 firearms from legal teams and detaining 56 individuals.

“They’re offended,” she mentioned. “And that is why I have been receiving threats.”

(Reporting by Stefanie Eschenbacher and Raul Cortes; Modifying by Conor Humphries)

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