Arrest of drug cartel leader in Reynosa, Mexico, leads to violent gun battles

Following the arrest of the leader of a major drug cartel in the city of Reynosa, gun battles were reported in parts of the city. Vehicles were burned and 2 by-standers may have been killed.

Reynosa has been the site of some of the most violent turf wars between two major drug cartels. The city is described by some authorities as out of control. Travellers should avoid this city and the surrounding areas, if possible.