Jan 26, 2012

Drug War: Prosecutor says 5 police officers shot dead outside Mexico City tried to extort suspects

Note: this prosecutor´s statement is based on the statements of supposed members of a drug cartel as to why they called in an attack on the police.

AP/Washington Post: "Mexican authorities say five police officers fatally shot near Mexico City after stopping a car were trying to extort money when they were attacked.

Mexico State prosecutor Alfredo Castillo says the officers from the town of Ixtapaluca (Ees-tah-pah-lu-ca) asked the four La Familia Michoacana cartel members in the vehicle for 6,000 pesos (about $460) to let them go." read more

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