Saturday, May 14, 2011
Police chief, bodyguards kidnapped, killed in Chihuahua
A municipal police chief and his two bodyguards were found dead Saturday in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, hours after they were kidnapped, state prosecutors said.
Manuel Martinez and two of his officers were abducted Friday by a gang of gunmen in the border town of Ascension, and their bodies were discovered later in the evening in the neighbouring town Janos.
The region has seen an almost daily cycle of violence between authorities and drug gangs who fight for control of lucrative drug routes into the U.S.
The state's most violent city, Ciudad Juarez is considered the deadliest in the country, with more than 3,100 homicides in 2010.