Wednesday, August 25, 2010

83 Police Killed in Mexican Border City This Year

Organized crime groups have killed 83 police officers this year in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico’s murder capital, raising to 214 the number of law enforcement agents murdered in the border city in the past three years, “Joint Operation Chihuahua” spokesman Jaime Torres said. A municipal police officer was gunned down on Tuesday as he was driving home, Torres said. Officer Cesar Marquez had just been named earlier in the day to be the operations coordinator of a police station in Ciudad Juarez, located across the border from El Paso, Texas. All the police agencies in the border city are on full alert due to the attacks being staged by drug traffickers, Torres said. Of the 83 officers murdered this year, 28 were municipal officers, 23 were federal law enforcement agents and 10 were state police officers, with the remainder being from the transit police and other agencies, Torres said...more

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