Late summer and early fall of 2023 have brought attention to a growing concern in Mexico – the alarming rise in cargo truck hijackings, particularly in Mexico State and Puebla. Two viral videos captured harrowing attempts by criminals to block roads and hijack cargo trucks in these states. These incidents shed light on the escalating dangers faced by cargo truck drivers, and the statistics from Mexico’s National Public Security System database reveal a disturbing trend. In this blog post, we delve into the details of these incidents and the broader issue of cargo truck hijacking in Mexico.
The Troubling Statistics
These two incidents aren’t isolated cases. They point to a broader issue of cargo truck hijacking in Mexico, with Mexico State and Puebla taking the lead in terms of risk. Data from Mexico’s National Public Security System database paints a grim picture:
Together, these two states accounted for nearly 77% of the 4127 truck hijackings that Mexico reported during the first half of 2023.
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Cargo truck hijacking poses multiple threats:
The disturbing incidents captured in viral videos underscore the urgency of addressing cargo truck hijacking in Mexico State and Puebla. The rising statistics reveal a growing crisis that requires coordinated efforts from law enforcement, government agencies, and the private sector to ensure the safety of truck drivers and the security of cargo shipments.
At BorderlessCoverage, we will continue to monitor and report on these issues, advocating for safer highways and enhanced security measures to protect both drivers and the Mexican economy.