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Two Mexican Police Chiefs Killed Near U.S. Border

Feb 14, 20062 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

On Monday, two Mexican police chiefs were gunned down in a violence-ridden area near the U.S. border where narcotics smugglers are battling for control, the Associated Press reports via

It’s currently unclear whether or not the two killing are related.  Mexico’s northeast region has seen a surge in drug-related violence since alleged drug lord Osiel Cardenas was arrested in March 2003 during a shootout with authorities, the AP reports.

Javier Garcia, police chief of Sabinas Hidalgo, was captured by assailants, and then bound and shot in the back of the head, the AP reports.

Four hours later, the chief of police in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Hector Ayala, was cornered in his vehicle and shot, according to the AP.

Luis Trevino, a Nuevo Leon state prosecutor, said no arrests have been made.

“We have to base our investigation on reality and at this point we cannot say whether either attack is linked to organized crime,” Trevino said to reporters.

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