Mexican Army Detains 9 Police Officers Just South of Texas Border

By: AP
By: AP

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) - Mexican soldiers have arrested nine
police officers who were allegedly carrying drugs in their patrol
cars in the violent border city of Ciudad Juarez.
That's just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. Mayor
Jose Reyes and city Public Safety spokesman Jaime Torres say the
officers were detained over the weekend while carrying marijuana
and radios with non-police frequencies.
Last week, the government sent more than 2,500 soldiers and
federal police to crack down on soaring violence in the border
state of Chihuahua, where Juarez is located.
About 200 people have been killed in the city of 1.3 million so
far this year, and 47 policemen have resigned or requested
retirement in the last month.
Chihuahua is also home to the town of Palomas, across the border
from Columbus, New Mexico. That's where at least 40 people have
been killed this year and the city police chief recently sought
asylum in the United States after his deputies abandoned him and he
received death threats.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 17186011 -
Gray Television, Inc.