Hooded men allegedly belonging to drug trafficking organizations have imposed blockades in the last hours in cities such as Tijuana, Ensenada, Tecate and Mexicali, in the Mexican state of Baja California, and have simultaneously burned 17 public transport vehicles.
The criminals intercepted the buses at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, took off the passengers and set fire to the vehicles, according to state authorities and according to the Mexican press.
The hooded men set fire to six cabs in Tijuana and a trailer in Villa del Alamo, in addition to other unidentified vehicles. In the municipality of Tecate three vehicles have been set on fire, two of them cargo trucks, and in Ensenada three vehicles have been reported set on fire.
In Mexicali, three men boarded a bus in the tourist area and threatened the passengers with a gun and forced them to disembark. They then moved to one of the main avenues of the city and set it on fire. They were detained by municipal authorities.