* BORDER USA / Mexico - Police vs. Cartels, hurts truckers
* Battles between Mexican police, cartel pose threat to truckers
Michoacan,Mexico -Land Line, by Greg Grisolano -25 July 2013: -- A series of bloody gun battles between federal police and a notorious drug cartel in the southwest of Mexico pose security and safety threats to truckers as well. In the city-state of Michoacan have left at least 42 people dead, and scores more wounded, according to a report in The Washington Post on Thursday, July 25. Among the dead are at least four police. Another 19 officers have been wounded in at least eight attacks since Tuesday... The attacks have involved ambush assaults on roadways, with the suspected cartel members “firing from high vantage points and blocking the roads and highways,” according to a report from FreightWatch International... FreightWatch, which monitors cargo theft and supply chain threats globally, is advising companies shipping high value freight to and from the region to use extra security measures...
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