Federal Police Insists in its Version of the DF Airport Operation.El Diario. Distrito Federal. 7-6-12. Luis Cardenas Palomino, Chief of the Federal Police Regional Security Division, reiterated that the shootout in the capital city airport, in which three agents lost their lives, derived from an operation in which a member of that organizaton was trying to arrest federal officers involved with a drug trafficking organization, and not from a dispute over the loot.
In a press conference, the federal official asserted that the Federal Police (PFP) does not believe that the agents who died in Terminal 2 had previously met with their aggressors and reiterated that the motive for those crimes came from a Federal Police operation undertaken to arrest federal elements involved with a drug trafficking network in the airport.
"We have at this point not yet identified any more individuals in that particular incident, the investigation is ongoing. With respect to lending credence to any discussion (between the federal officers), we cannot credit any discussion between those elements, neither through videos, statements, crime scene investigations nor autopsies of the agents. What can be given credence is that the three officers who were going to arrest Zeferino Morales were ambushed by another officer identified from behind as Daniel Cruz," he explained.
For Cardenas Palomino, it's disgraceful that anybody could attempt to characterize as criminals the three officers who died while working against drug trafficking and corruption.
"Investigations are continuing and we are not just investigating this case, but all the trafficking networks that could be operating in the terminal," he said.
This news medium today published a story that reported that the shootout in Terminal 2 on June 25 was the result of a dispute between agents over loot they obtained from drug trafficking, and not from an operation designed to arrest them.
In addition, the sources consulted and different videos support the assertion that Officer Daniel Cruz is the one who retrieves a package from the bathrooms containing suspected drugs, not Zeferino Morales, as asserted by the Federal Police.
Despite this, Cardenas Palomino reiterated that Officer Morales is the one who takes the drugs from the bathrooms, and that afterwards Daniel Cruz went through the same motions, although by then the drugs had already been taken from the bathrooms.
Cardenas Palomino added that the three federal police officers who are still at large are being sought by Federal Police units and he is confident they will be captured in a matter of days.