Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chihuahua State Agent Slain in Juárez


Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua - A Chihuahua Attorney General's Office agent was killed Friday inside his vehicle in the Jardines de San José neighborhood of Juárez.

Mario Rodríguez Ferreiro, 46, was shot multiple times at Plutarco Elías Calles Avenue and Aguirre Laredo Street. Rodríguez Ferreiro participated in a recent investigation to fire corrupt state police officers, Chihuahua state police officials said.

Also in Juárez, federal police said they arrested four "sicarios," or hit men, on Friday. The men are accused of extorting money from businessmen and distributing drugs.

Officials said the men are members of the Juárez drug cartel known as La Linea, which has been involved in a bloody war with the Sinaloa cartel for control of the drug trade.

During the arrest, authorities confiscated several items including a Chevrolet Suburban, heroin and AK-47 rifles.

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