Avoid Holiday Travel to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

By: AP
By: AP

LAREDO, Texas (AP) -- Texas authorities are urging U.S. citizens
to avoid traveling to a Mexican border town this July Fourth
weekend saying tourists may become drug-cartel crime victims.

The Texas Department of Public Safety and Webb County Sheriff's
Office have issued a travel advisory that says the Zetas drug cartel plans to target Americans who visit Nuevo Laredo and its surrounding Mexican suburbs this holiday weekend.

DPS Director Steven McCraw says according to information they've
received, the crime spree may include robberies, extortions and
car-jackings aimed at U.S. citizens.

Although officials say there is no indication the cartel-related activities will occur in Texas, the DPS and local authorities insist they're prepared should anything cross into the state.

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