Friday, June 08, 2007

Four killed in Juárez in 24 hours (4:51 p.m.)

Another write up on the Juarez police killings. Usually I limit myself to one story per attrocity. But in this cases there was some interesting background material at the end of the story so I've linked it.

Here is the sectoin dealing with the Nuevo Laredo connection, where in the police are just outgunned and unable to stop the cartel army from taking care of their business, which apprently had to do with moving a body.

In Nuevo Laredo, a group of heavily-armed enforcers for the Gulf Cartel called the Zetas has been terrorizing the city, prompting a military intervention.

Torres said city police officers have also been the target of violence.

Tuesday afternoon, a one of them, Gabriel Romo, 32, a 10-year veteran of the force, was kidnapped from outside his home by a group of armed men who took him away in a van. Tuesday night, Juárez municipal police were outgunned during a standoff with 15 to 20 heavily armed men who took away a bundle, which might have been a body, found on a street in the Fuentes del Valle neighborhood. Nobody was harmed.

On May 29, gunmen shot and killed municipal officer Ismael Chairez Hernandez and state agent Jose Enrique Martinez Torres on Gómez Morín avenue.

In related news, U.S. Sens. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said they received this week a letter from the Mexican ambassador to the United States assuring them that Mexican law enforcement efforts had noticeably reduced violent border crime in Palomas, the Mexican town across from Columbus, N.M. Several men were gunned down in the streets of that small town last month.

El Paso Times - Four killed in Juárez in 24 hours (4:51 p.m.)


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