Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat
In the last 72 hours in Ciudad Victoria, organized crime gunmen set fire to three Grupo Bimbo trucks and attacked their facilities with firearms, after the company refused to pay alleged extortion known as piso or quota.
“Quotas” for permission to operate are required of small businesses, restaurants, and bars, and has been happening for years as a diversification from drug trafficking.
Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., the first attack occurred, outside a warehouse that the Bimbo company uses to store its products, located on Zeferino Fajardo Luna Avenue, in Ciudad Victoria.
A Bimbo employee responsible for the warehouse mentioned that they were unloading a truck when two gunshots were heard, forcing them to take refuge in the building and, when they fled they discovered that the unit was on fire.
The second fire of a Grupo Bimbo unit happened on Wednesday around 17:30 in the streets of the Promotora de la Educación Superior neighborhood in Tamaulipas.
A Bimbo employee responsible for the warehouse reported that they were unloading a truck when two gunshots were heard, forcing them to take refuge in the warehouse. Later, armed men set fire to Bimbo’s vehicle.
Other companies that have suffered attacks for refusing to pay the extortions that organized crime requires in the capital of Tamaulipas are the Oxxo Chain of the Femsa Corporate and the Coca Cola brand.
Since 2010, the city of Victoria and the southern region of Tamaulipas have been under the command of the organized crime group Los Zetas, which has divided into adversary groups and now the fraction that dominates the capital city of Victoria is “Zetas Vieja Escuela”.
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