By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF
The U.S. Consulate offices in Guadalajara, Jalisco, opened its offices for normal operations on Tuesday, Dec. 4, after having suffered two grenade attacks onthe night of Friday, Nov. 30, just hours before Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) was sworn in on Dec. 1.
The consulate was closed on Monday so that officials from both the United States and Mexico could investigate the attacks.
The explosions of two grenades occurred about 7:30 p.m. Friday night, when the consulate offices were closed and no one was inside.
Sources involved in the investigation have said that the attacks may be linked to videos broadcast a week earlier showing a Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) hitman being interrogate.
The hitman allegedly stated that he had orders to attack U.S. diplomatic offices in Mexico (either the embassy or consulate offices) from CJNG kingpin Rubén “El Mencho” Oseguera González, who is wanted by police in both the United States and Mexico for illicit drug-trafficking.
The grenades damaged a wall of the consulate building, but there were no injuries as a result of the attack.
Additional security measures will remain in effect, both at the Guadalajara Consulate and at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has offered an award of $20,000 for information leading up to the arrest of the assailant of the grenades.