The sectors of Paracotos, Lomas de Niquel, Vinicio Adames Park and Tazon’s wide gauge on the Regional del Centro Freeway (ARC) are preferred places of operation for road piracy gangs, according to reports submitted before National Guard Detachment 56, in charge of guarding this road between Km 0 and Km 55.
Sources from this organization revealed that the points where they frequently attack were km 8, 37, 41, 50 and 55. At least one robbery is reported each day.
They use various modi operandi, but the most common one is throwing rocks at windshields. They also rob people in public buses and cargo drivers who stop in resting areas.
Cargo drivers have opted to travel in packs to protect themselves from these criminals. They sometimes travel in groups of up to three trucks from a single company and meet at the ARC with up to 30 from other distributors and states.