Friday, June 17, 2011

Drug-Related Violence Leaves 33 Dead In Mexican City

At least thirty-three people have been killed in drug-related violence in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey in the past 24 hours, local officials said late Thursday. Monterrey is considered to be Mexico's industrial capital. Local authorities in the state of Nuevo Leon, where Monterrey is located, said almost all the killings were related to turf battles between rival drug gangs. Police said most of those killed since Wednesday night in Monterrey had links to the country's drug cartels, but for two bodyguards of the state governor and three guards from Cadereyta prison. A warning message was found next to the bodies of Governor Rodrigo Medina's body guards. Later, local media quoted Governor Medina as saying that such threats would not deter his determination to fight organized crime in Nuevo Leon...more

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