viernes, 28 de marzo de 2014
Mexican police shoot 10 "Zeta" kidnappers, "fake militiamen" held
Mexican police shot dead 10 suspected kidnappers of the Zetas cartel, in a gun fight on 27 March in the eastern state of Veracruz. Fighting erupted when the gunmen began shooting from a building at a patrol apparently searching for a kidnapping gang in the town of Perote, El Informador reported, citing agency reports. The dead were described as possibly one of the Zetas' "most dangerous cells" in the state of Veracruz. In the western state of Michoacán, authorities detained on 27 or 26 March 11 armed men parading as members of one of the state's anti-crime militias, Proceso reported, citing the Michoacán judiciary. Anti-crime militias made of local residents have proliferated in Michoacán and effectively control security in several districts. Few details were given about the operation; the judiciary stated that the suspects were taken from Ziracuaretiro to the state capital Morelia. Police and soldiers also arrested on 27 March four suspected extortionists from a gang called Los Rojos, in the south-central state of Morelos. The suspects were detained after their car was followed and ordered stopped by a patrol in the district of Puente de Ixtla, Milenio reported.