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7:58 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Police Catch Suspect In 75 Drug Cartel Killings

Cuidad Juarez, Mexico – CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (KRWG) Police officers in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez have killed three men and detained a fourth after they were attacked at a gas station.

A police statement says authorities say the officers were refueling their patrol cars at a gas station a few blocks from the Zaragoza border crossing into El Paso, Texas, when they were attacked. The officers returned fire, killing three assailants, and they also seized two assault rifles, two handguns and a hand grenade.

Last week, messages signed by the New Juarez drug cartel and left in several parts of the city claimed Police Chief Julian Leyzaola favors a rival cartel. It said one officer would be killed daily if their members continue to be arrested. Five police officers have been killed since.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. KRWG