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3 Cops Kidnapped and Killed in Mexico Border Town (Acuņa)
Fox News Latino ^ | November 22, 2011

Posted on 11/22/2011 8:13:11 AM PST by SwinneySwitch

Gunmen in the Mexican border city of Acuña kidnapped and killed three police officers, authorities said Monday.

Acuña Public Safety Department said in a statement that the three were on patrol in the same unit when the assailants kidnapped them early Monday.

The officer's bodies were found an hour later in a residential area of Acuña, which is across the border from Del Rio, Texas. They had been shot and their hands were handcuffed, the police department said.

Authorities say the Zetas and the Sinaloa drug cartels are fighting each other to control smuggling routes in the state of Coahuila, where Acuña is located.

(Excerpt) Read more at latino.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: acuna; borderwars; delrio; kidnappings; mexico; zetas

1 posted on 11/22/2011 8:13:13 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch
Acuna is where Wolfman Jack got his start in radio...
2 posted on 11/22/2011 8:14:50 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: MestaMachine

BW ping


3 posted on 11/22/2011 8:18:06 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I was stationed at Laughlin AB in the 80’s. We used to go across the border every weekend and dine and dance. I was back there about 5 years ago and was warned not to cross the bridge. It won’t be long until you’re warned not to go to Del Rio. FWIW this is the area No Country For Old Men was supposed to have taken place.


4 posted on 11/22/2011 8:23:54 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: SwinneySwitch

What we need is a DMZ on the Mexican side of the border. The cartels control 75% of Mexico and the Mexican government is doing nothing. This means we need to take care of ourselves, regardless if it is across the border.


5 posted on 11/22/2011 8:24:53 AM PST by RC2
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To: SwinneySwitch

Seal the damn border. RIP.


6 posted on 11/22/2011 8:25:12 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Border Blaster!


7 posted on 11/22/2011 8:30:43 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Have a blessed Thanksgiving)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Mexico will invade all the border States within a few years. It will be a guarantee if King Obama is reelected.
8 posted on 11/22/2011 8:37:41 AM PST by Logical me
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To: saganite

It’s a mess, ain’t it, sheriff?

If it ain’t, it’ll do till the mess gets here.


9 posted on 11/22/2011 8:43:34 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Have a blessed Thanksgiving)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Sounds like a good place for a bombing range. Give the Puerto Ricans back the bombing range we have on one of their remote locations. Heavy duty bombing will slow tunnel work.

Sort out legals from illegals and relocate them to at least equal value property.It will be cheaper in the long run.

The government has plenty of land hoarded and make sure it is not Agenda 21 manipulated. It could put a lot of construction people to work on a monthly rotating basis building new towns in West Texas. Start utilizing non-liquid assets. First they start by bringing in clean water with filtration systems or via pipeline.

The cemeteries is a touchy problem.


10 posted on 11/22/2011 8:54:24 AM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Also mentioned in the ZZ Top song “Mexican Blackbird.”


11 posted on 11/22/2011 9:01:55 AM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I don’t think we have anything to worry about anymore, the Mexican Trucks are now rolling across the Border freely. It should take less than a year for the new trade routes to be established. Until we can secure these much needed routes to distribute our controlled substances, the violence in the border regions will continue, once secured the violence will subside. And no we cannot ever close the border. WE NEED THE WAR ON DRUGS more than anything. And we cannot have a WAR ON DRUGS without DRUGS. Got it? Now quit whining about about our partners in the Drug Trade, they need us as much as we need them.


12 posted on 11/22/2011 9:08:47 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: SwinneySwitch

TLJ had a lot of good lines in that movie.


13 posted on 11/22/2011 9:12:51 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Why would three Mexican cops let themselves be kidnapped?

They know they’re going to be murdered, and likely tortured beforehand.

Sounds like motivation enough to try to fight it out.


14 posted on 11/22/2011 10:19:08 AM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: MestaMachine

In case this is one for you.


15 posted on 11/22/2011 10:38:47 AM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: manic4organic

One of the most powerful AM radio stations in the world was located in Acuna. I think it was 100,000 watts...


16 posted on 11/22/2011 1:33:24 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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