An element of the Marine secretariat died and three more were injured after being attacked with firearms in the pipeline of Tuxpan Azcapotzalco.
The unit reported on its Twitter account of the aggression that occurred this morning and indicated that it will soon give more details.
#AlMomento this morning, naval personnel were assaulted with firearms in the Tuxpan-Azcapotzalco pipeline section; Unfortunately an element of this institution lost its life, likewise three naval elements resulted with wounds. #EnBreve more information…
— SEMAr Mexico (@SEMAR_mx) May 4, 2019
The attack on Marines is recorded after the 30 April personnel of the Naval Sector of Tuxpan located two clandestine intakes connected in this pipeline.
The federal government began on 21 December the strategy of combating the theft of fuels and one of the actions of this plan is the monitoring of the Mexican oil pipelines.
This pipeline is one of the most important for the country and at the beginning of the year President Andrés Manuel López Obrador denounced acts of sabotage that aggravated the shortage of petrol in Mexico City. The duct was drilled more than four times, causing valve closure
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