The United States Consulate General in Hermosillo, Sonora, has issued a security alert for three cities in the state due to heightened criminal activity.
Issued yesterday, the alert refers to the cities of San Carlos, Guaymas and Empalme, warning of “recent violent criminal activity and ongoing police action.”
U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling to the three locations and all points south of Hermosillo via federal highway No. 15 in Sonora.
The consulate said the alert would be evaluated in 10 days’ time.
U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area, monitor local media for updates and be aware of their surroundings.
Four people have been assassinated recently in the region and at least seven people are reported missing. On Sunday morning armed civilians opened fire with assault rifles on houses and vehicles in the San Vicente neighborhood of Guaymas.
No one was hurt but 11 vehicles were damaged.
Mexico News Daily