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3 Federal Investigators Killed, 1 Wounded

Friday, June 18, 2010 |

Chihuahua, Chihuahua - June 14, 2010 - Gunmen attack federal police officers in the state capital, killing three and wounding one.

Around 2:30 pm on Monday afternoon, four plain-clothes officers with the Agencia Federal de Investigaciones (Mexico's equivalent of the FBI) were investigating drug trafficking in the state capital, Chihuahua City. They were driving along Avenida Juan Escutia in a silver Chevrolet sedan when they were attacked by gunmen in two vehicles.

The officers initially evaded their attackers and a five-minute running gun battle ensued across the north part of the city. The gunmen finally managed to corner the officers on Avenida Heroico Colegio Militar near the intersection of Calle 19 de Julio. Under a hail of gunfire, three of the AFI officers are killed and one was left seriously wounded.

The gunmen abandoned one of their vehicles at the scene, a gray Chevrolet Silverado pickup. Their other vehicle, a white Chevrolet Trail Blazer was found abandoned a few blocks away near the intersection of Calles Popular and Monte Orizaba. Witnesses there said the gunmen were picked up by compatriots in a gray Chevrolet Suburban and escaped. Tactical equipment & masks were found in the abandoned Trail Blazer.

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18 Borderland Beat Comments:

Hector said...

This is a Civil War no doubt in my mind. I'm simply amazed that none of this gets ANY coverage in the American media, you would think this would be blaring headlines considering how many reporters we've sent to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Anonymous said...

A religious reader of Borderland Beat here, I see we have a new reporter.

Look forward to your posts, El Viento!

Anonymous said...

It is painfully clear that the gangs are getting information as to who when and where police activities are being carried out,which allows the criminals to set up ambushes ,send out hit squads etc. The operational details of police activities being leaked is costing lives the moles must be baited removed with the same vengence used by cartels, Colderons idea of a centralized police is good Columbia in the 80's is a good model. Mexico can do it the question is will they do they have the political will???

Anonymous said...

Senior Hector,

Check out the LA Times. They do a better job of covering what's going on in Mexico.

http://projects.latimes.com/mexico-drug-war/#/its-a-war

Anonymous said...

This not a civil war. It's a revolution and the government hasn't got a clue.

Anonymous said...

This story was put up yesterday and then taken down , why was that?

Gerardo said...

Anonymous 8:30 AM

The LA Times does an excellent job with a multimillion dollar budget.

We do a pretty god job with no budget at all.

Anonymous said...

I agree Gerardo. This is the real deal.

Anonymous said...

You guys are doing a great job, and you can see all the pictures here that the la times would never print

Anonymous said...

Thank you BB you are the best source of info in the US about whats happening in Mx. I have business interest in Mx and can't even go check on things I oun a late model truck what a mess. Thanks again I read your posts daily.

Anonymous said...

There won't be no civil war in Mexico that's just hippie talk there will always be cartels. The Mexican economy depends on it there will be people moving drugs.

Anonymous said...

Hahashaha, If you rely on the LA Times for your news of Mexico, that is a joke!

No comparison, just look at the material!

Sinaloco said...

Borderland beat is byfar the best source!! Thanx 4 the great posts!! Keep up the good work!! Fuck u haters!
Puro Sinaloa!

Anonymous said...

BORDERLANDBEAT IS BY FAR THE BEST!!!!!
PURO SINALOA-EXPECIALLY TIERRA BLANCA!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know if it's the best but it is good. There are other sites that provide pretty much the same thing except Borderland Beat often get information from the ground. Plus, they often provide information from what they hear from the grapevines!

Jessamyn said...

No doubts drug traffickers / gunmen are reading this website - borderlandbeat. They're gonna enjoy it or pissed off when they read these articles shown on this website. You bet, they harm or kill other people, then come to website to read, whatever they're thinking and talking about it, but they are hiding from the police who are looking for them - the killers.

Jessamyn said...

Borderlandbeat is very detailed I ever have read on the website. Thank you BB. I was born and raised in NZ which is currently consisted of about 4 millions of residents. Drug war doesn't happen very often here, but certainly there are drug dealers and some of gangs in the country. Police busted a numerous of drug raids, especially marijuana and crystal meth. I know Mexicans have those flashy, expensive and powerful arsenals / weapons that we don't have in NZ - only held 'normal' weapons (not the similar ones that Mexicans hold), stash of cash and hard drugs. Killing in related to drug violence happens maybe few times every two years. More of busting on marijuana and crystal meth. The highest percent of the drug that the citizens are into is cannabis. Mexico is a big country, I think, hard drugs come from motherland and that's Mexico? Maybe I'm wrong.

Anonymous said...

Mexico's Government is afraid and probably on the take to not be able to control a group of bad guys with guns. The government needs to go in and take these thugs down or live in like cowards and let these bandits rule.

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