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DPS urges people not to go into Mexico

With spring break here, state officials put out a notice about travel to Mexico.

HOUSTON — The Texas Department of Public Safety has a warning for anyone considering travel to Mexico during spring break and beyond. They say to avoid it because of the ongoing violence throughout the country.

“Drug cartel violence and other criminal activity represent a significant safety threat to anyone who crosses into Mexico right now,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “We have a duty to inform the public about safety, travel risks and threats. Based on the volatile nature of cartel activity and the violence we are seeing there; we are urging individuals to avoid travel to Mexico at this time.”

The U.S. government has also recently issued travel warnings. They say if you are going to go, you should register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

This warning comes on the heels of four U.S. citizens being kidnapped in Matamoros, including two who were killed

You can view the latest travel warnings here.

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