domingo, 9 de marzo de 2014
Traffickers, kidnappers reported caught around Mexico, six shot
Police caught three suspected drug traffickers in Mexico City on 8 March, confiscating USD 4.7 million in cash from them and Mexican pesos worth over USD 75,000, media reported. The men were found in three cars in the southern, residential district of Coyoacán, the vehicles also yielding 10 kilograms of cocaine, Proceso reported. The newspaper Milenio observed that the sum confiscated was equivalent to half all the dollars the Army has confiscated from traffickers since President Enrique Peña Nieto took office in December 2012. The Government of Mexico City intermittently declares drug traffickers do not operate in the capital. In the western state of Michoacán, authorities declared they had detained 21 suspected kidnappers in two operations, possibly in the localities of Nocupétaro and Zamora, Proceso reported on 7 March. In Culiacán in the north-western state of Sinaloa, Mexican marines detained on 5 March three suspects and found six private planes on a ranch suspected as belonging to criminals, Proceso reported, citing declarations by the Mexican Interior Ministry (Gobernación). The Army also confiscated 1.5 tons of marijuana in two operations in the north-eastern state of Tamaulipas, Milenio and Notimex reported on 9 March. In the central state of Estado de México, six men were shot dead in two bars on the night of 8-9 March, Milenio reported. It was not immediately clear if the killings were related; in one bar, gunmen left a sheet signed EFM , interpreted as a reference to one of the drug cartels.