Jun 26, 2012

3 policemen shot to death at Mexico City airport

Officers on an anti-narcotics mission were killed by federal police officers suspected of working for drug traffickers. The airport has been said to have been used by traffickers to move drugs, money and illegal migrants with the assistance of officials from federal and local government agencies.  

Associated Press: MEXICO CITY -- Two federal police officers suspected of working for drug traffickers opened fire on fellow officers in a crowded food court at Mexico City's international airport on Monday, killing three policemen as panicked witnesses dove for cover.

The suspects were captured in airport surveillance video and have been fully identified but remain at large, the federal Public Safety Department said in a statement.

The officers killed were on an anti-narcotics mission and had gone to the airport to catch the two suspects in the act of drug trafficking, the statement said. Two officers died at the scene, and another died of his wounds at a local hospital. The department didn't offer any other details about the botched mission. Read more.

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