Murder rate in Tijuana for January exceeds 2008 statistics by 130%

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The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) extracts and condenses the material that follows from Mexican and Central and South American on-line media sources on a daily basis. You are free to disseminate this information, but we request that you credit NAFBPO as being the provider.

El Universal (Mexico City) 2/3/09


The bodies of three Mexican soldiers were found this morning on the outskirts of Cancun, Quintana Roo, tied up and riddled with gunshots.  “Without a doubt, this was an execution by organized crime,” reported the state Attorney General.  Two of the victims were ranking officers.


Two policemen were killed in Tamazula, Durango, by armed groups in two vehicles after being stopped for suspicious behavior.  Two of the killers were wounded in the shootout and the rest taken into custody as a result of the rapid response by other police units.



Frontera (Tijuana, Baja California) 2/3/09


Murders in Tijuana in January rose 130% over January 2008.  The 69 violent deaths in 2009 included seven public servants, seven decapitations, four minors and six women.  The total for January 2008 was 30.



El Diario en Linea (Chihuahua) 2/3/09


A gunfight in the border town of Guadalupe, Chihuahua, [across the river from Fabens, TX] left two people wounded and caused the closing of the international bridge for an hour.  Witness accounts are that an armed group tried to kill a couple in Guadalupe, but only wounded them.  They were transported to a hospital on the US side.  The attackers are still being sought.



El Informador (Guadalajara, Jalisco) 2/3/09


The Chief of Police of Villanueva, Zacatecas, was assassinated by an armed group yesterday as he was leaving his home.  Since January 24, his department has been taken over by the Army and a total of 42 agents, including the Chief, were disarmed.


This morning, groups in two Hummers hurled a fragmentation grenade at the police station in Panuco de Coronado, Durango, wounding two police officers.



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