martes, 30 de abril de 2013

Dozen killed in northern Mexico, police hold kidnappers, fuel thieves

Eight people were shot dead around the north-eastern state of Nuevo León on 27-28 April including three traffic policemen, while gunmen shot dead three policemen as they "terrorised" a town in the northern state of Chihuahua on 27 April. The victims in Nuevo León included: four people shot dead and eight injured by gunmen in an eatery in the district of Guadalupe next to the state capital Monterrey, and three traffic policemen shot dead in two incidents in Juárez and Apodaca, east and north of Monterrey, Proceso reported on 28 April. The night before some 20 gunmen entered the town of Gran Morelos in Chihuahua where they shot dead three policemen and a resident, Proceso reported on 28 April, citing the regional El Diario de Chihuahua. Elsewhere in Mexico, authorities detained two gangs, one of suspected fuel thieves thought linked to the Zetas cartel and another of suspected kidnappers. In the latter case police freed four individuals held by the gang as they simultaneously raided buildings in the districts of Cuernavaca and Zacatepec in the south-central state of Morelos, Milenio reported on 29 April. The suspected fuel thieves, numbered at 16 or 18, were detained in the state of Hidalgo north east of the capital, Europa Press and Notimex reported on 29 April. Police found with them items including cash worth 1.2 million Mexican pesos equivalent to some 75,000 euros, and almost one million litres of crude oil stored in several buildings, Mexico's special prosecutor for organized crime Rodrigo Archundia Barrientos told the press.

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