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Mexico Arrests Two Police Officers In Killing Of Nuevo Leon State Senior Officer

February 17, 2011 By Staff

The city of Monterrey, Mexico.

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Top Story — Mexican authorities arrested two police officers in the killing of the top intelligence officer in Mexico’s northern Nuevo Leon state, including one who acted as his bodyguard.

The two state officers allegedly kidnapped and killed of Homero Salcido Trevino, director of the state’s intelligence and security center, according to Nuevo Leon Attorney General Adrian De La Garza.

One of the officers arrested worked as Salcido’s bodyguard, but De La Garza no other details at a news conference Wednesday.

Salcido’s body was found Monday in a still smouldering car in the Mexican city  of Monterrey. The Nuevo Leon state has been torn by a turf war between the Gulf and Zetas drug gangs.

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