Skip to comments.[Mexico:]Soldiers surround NL police HQ
Posted on 02/05/2011 9:40:41 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
NUEVO LAREDO -- Some 200 Mexican Army soldiers surrounded the Nuevo Laredo Police Department headquarters this morning, two days after Police Chief Manuel Farfán Carriola was slain in a hail of gunfire on a downtown street.
Farfán Carriola, his deputy chief and a bodyguard died about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday when the vehicle they were in was ambushed as they were heading home from police headquarters.
Initially, officials said the bodies would be returned to Michoacan but Thursday, Mayor Benajmin Galvan Gomez said Carriola will be accorded full military honors in Mexico City. He will then be buried in Queretaro, as he had requested years ago.
Thursday, the police headquarters was under heavy guard by armed soldiers. Sources said the Army was checking all the weapons at the headquarters and helping with the investigation into statements allegedly made by police officers claiming soldiers were involved in the attack on Farfán Carriola. Wednesday, copies of the statements, signed and listing badge numbers, were circulating among the media but no official source would confirm the validity of the statements.
No new comment has been issued by either state or city officials about the investigation today.
Just another day in Nuevo Grenade-O.