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US Consulate warns of "fake" checkpoints in Mexico

by The Associated Press

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 25 at 1:24 AM

TUCSON -- The U.S. Consulate in Nogales has issued a travel warning for people heading to Puerto Penasco, Mexico.

Authorities are warning of unauthorized police checkpoints set up at night along Highway 8 between Sonoyta and the beach community.

The Consulate was told by those moving through the checkpoints that drivers were asked to show identification before they were allowed to pass.

The Consulate is urging people to travel on Highway 8 only during the morning and early afternoon hours.

The U.S. government says if you are stopped at a checkpoint in Mexico, do not resist, cooperate fully, stay calm and comply with demands.

The Consulate also wants to hear from victims.
Information from: KOLD-TV

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