Violent Crime Poses a Threat to Mexico’s Investment Boom

June 29, 2023

According to EVP and Head of International Logistics at Reliance Partners, Mark Vickers, states, ‘On June 23, 2023, armed thieves hijacked a cargo truck on the highway near the town of Texmelucan in the state of Puebla in central Mexico. One day earlier, on June 22, a police officer escorting a cargo truck in Mexico State was shot during an attempted truck hijacking near the town of Rio Frio. The Central Mexican states of Puebla and Mexico State are the epicenter of the cargo truck hijacking epidemic in Mexico. In my recent op-ed forThe Dallas Morning News,I explain, “The risk of cargo hijacking is particularly acute in central Mexico. Mexico State, which surrounds Mexico City, recorded 3,980 truck hijackings in 2022, accounting for over half of the country’s official total tally of cargo truck robberies for the year.”‘

Read the full article from The Dallas Morning News.