Flash Reports

Firefight rages between SEMAR & Huachicoleros

May 26, 2020

Located outside Paraiso in an area called Barra de Tupilco, SEMAR personnel were attacked by a group of Huachicoleros. Reports indicate the armed confrontation lasted over 20min and that the suspects utilized boats to engage SEMAR personnel. SEMAR was able to arrest the leader of this criminal element known as "La Hormiga." The group and La Hormiga are believed to be linked to several fuel theft incidents. SEMAR provided no response as to whether or not the criminals arrested were involved with any of the piracy incidents off the coast of Tabasco.