Mexico: Drugs

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 11th January 2023.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is providing support to UK citizens in Culiacan, Mexico following reports of cartel violence in that region.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

On 30 September 2022, the UK Government advised against all but essential travel to Culiacán, along with the majority of the state of Sinaloa, due to increased levels of violence. On 6 January, UK officials also advised any UK citizens in the area to follow the instructions of local authorities. The British Embassy in Mexico remains available to assist any British traveller who needs emergency assistance while travelling in Mexico.

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