The PRI deputyPerla Villarreal Valdez, denounced that a group of armed people stole one pipe with water that he had taken to the Independencia neighborhood, south of Montereyto help people in need before the drought that affects the entity.
The legislator explained that the private vehicle she rented, with a 10,000-liter container, arrived between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. fill a tank and a community water tank, although the neighbors started an argument about the destination they would give to the resource.
While some asked that the liquid be discharged in the cistern and others in the water tank located on Tepeyac and Peña streets, the pipe robbery occurred by men who determined the fate of the liquid, as Villarreal herself explained.
“Suddenly 14 armed men appeareddressed as soldiers, and they tell us that the pipe is not going to move, that it is going to be put where they say, then they take the pipe to the cistern where they wanted, “he said in an interview for local media.
It was on February 2 that the state of Nuevo León declared an emergency due to “extreme drought”, due to the fact that the supply sources remained stressed.
Deputy spreads image of the alleged hit man
To identify one of the assailants, the deputy released a photograph of a man with a bandanna over his face, wearing tactical clothing, holding a rifle that looked like an AK-47 in one hand and a radio transmitter in the other.
The District 4 legislator He said that he contacted the state police Fuerza Civil to protect the next shipment of containers to needy areasso that the community water tanks are filled without mishap.
He also announced that they are already preparing the respective criminal complaint to report the crime to which they were subjected. during water delivery in this popular sector of the capital.
“We are integrating the elements to file a formal complaint and we will also request the support of the authorities,” he mentioned.
He said his intention this afternoon, before the robbery happened, was help people in the neighborhood who have suffered from cuts in the supply of the liquid.
“What we wanted to do with the 10,000-liter pipe was put half a pipe in the water tank and half a pipe to the cistern for more people to reach on that day. People are extremely desperate, that is why situations of violence are already taking place in the neighborhoods”, he pointed out.
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What about the water shortage in Nuevo Léon?
Nuevo León faces its worst crisis of lack of water in 30 years due to lack of rain and poor management of the content of its dams, since two of them, El Cuchillo, in Linares, and La Boca, in Santiago, are at levels close to empty.
The other dam, El Cuchillo, in the municipality of China, the largest in the state, is at 50% capacityalthough due to lack of infrastructure it can only send a limited amount of water, which is insufficient for the needs of the metropolis.