14 Apr '11, 9pm

Mexico police nabbed in mass graves case

Mexico police nabbed in mass graves case

MEXICO CITY: Mexican authorities have arrested 16 police officers suspected of protecting four people wanted for massacre of at least 126 people in a northern border state. Attorney General Marisela Morales said the police were from San Fernando, Tamaulipas where authorities have unearthed mass graves holding the bodies of 126 people. The police are alleged to have been protecting four people -- three men and woman -- who authorities believe were directly responsible for the killings. The victims apparently were passengers on public buses running routes through San Fernando to Reynosa and Matamoros, two Mexican cities on the border with the United States. The massacres have been blamed on Los Zetas drug cartel, a notorious gang headed by ex-military commandos who turned to drug trafficking, kidnappings, extortion and other crimes. "The federal government reiterates its com...

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