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Charles Barry
02-06-2009, 04:11 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americ...ral/index.html

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) -- A recently retired Mexican army general whose bullet-riddled body was found Tuesday near Cancun had taken over as the area's top antidrug official less than 24 hours earlier, officials said.

Retired Gen. Mauro Enrique Tello Quiñonez, his aide and a driver were tortured before being killed, said Quintana Roo state prosecutor Bello Melchor Rodriguez y Carrillo. He said there was no doubt Tello and the others were victims of organized crime.

"The general was the most mistreated," Rodriguez said at a Tuesday night news conference monitored by El Universal newspaper. "He had burns on his skin and bones in his hands and wrists were broken."

An autopsy revealed Tello also suffered broken knees and was shot 11 times, Mexico City's Excelsior newspaper said.

Tello had just been appointed a special drug-fighting consultant for Gregorio Sanchez Martinez, the mayor of the Benito Juarez municipality, which includes the city of Cancun. Tello, who retired from the army in January at the mandatory age of 63, had moved to the resort area three weeks ago.

The three victims were found inside a white Toyota pickup truck outside of Cancun on the road to Merida.

The truck belongs to the Benito Juarez municipality, Excelsior said, citing Luis Raymundo Canche, an assistant prosecutor for Quintana Roo state.

The three men were abducted Monday night, possibly in Cancun, tortured and then later shot to death, El Universal said, citing prosecutor Rodriguez. The bodies were found with their hands bound, the newspaper said.

The killings happened around 4 a.m., the prosecutor said. The other two victims were identified as Lt. Julio Cesar Roman Zuniga, who was Tello's aide and the chief bodyguard for Mayor Martínez, and civilian driver Juan Ramirez Sanchez.

Tello is the second high-ranking army officer to be killed in the area in the past few years. Lt. Col. Wilfrido Flores Saucedo and his aide were gunned down on a Cancun street in 2006. That crime remains unsolved.

The killings come as Mexico grapples with the highest violent-death rates in its history -- around 5,400 slayings in 2008, more than double the 2,477 reported in 2007, according to Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora.

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich has characterized the battle among drug cartels and with government authorities as a "civil war."

On Tuesday, 12 men were gunned down in Chihuahua state in northern Mexico, Excelsior reported Wednesday. Eight other people were shot and killed in Chihuahua last weekend.

More than 200 people have been killed this year in Ciudad Juarez, the largest city in Chihuahua and considered the most violent town in Mexico, El Tiempo newspaper said, citing local authorities.

Last year, according to the National Commission on Human Rights, there were 1,900 organized crime killings in the state of Chihuahua. About 1,600 of those slayings occurred in Ciudad Juarez.

TSA
02-06-2009, 04:12 AM
e3LOeL61 (e3LOeL@1)!! JAY-z is at it!

food for thought
02-08-2009, 04:32 AM
these niggas need to calm down over there

the complications experienced when trying to cop mexican weed right now is appalling.

diggy
02-08-2009, 04:56 AM
First of all being anti-drug is dumb. Drugs are here, have been here, and will always be here.

The way I see it. Government is against certain drugs cuz they don't want people to have more money (and power) than them. Therefore it is illegal.

War against drugs?

Good luck!

food for thought
02-08-2009, 11:43 AM
^ i been saying that for years now

u should watch that documentary that palehorse posted, if u hadnt already.

the kid that made that shit HOLDS IT DOWN.

diggy
02-08-2009, 11:31 PM
^ i been saying that for years now

u should watch that documentary that palehorse posted, if u hadnt already.

the kid that made that shit HOLDS IT DOWN.


No, I haven't seen the documentary he posted. What was it called?

food for thought
02-08-2009, 11:56 PM
the documentary is called 'Americas Drug War: The Last White Hope'

he named the thread 'the american drug war'

diggy
02-09-2009, 12:56 AM
Thanks

I'll check it out sometime

whitey
02-09-2009, 11:46 AM
First of all being anti-drug is dumb. Drugs are here, have been here, and will always be here.

The way I see it. Government is against certain drugs cuz they don't want people to have more money (and power) than them. Therefore it is illegal.

War against drugs?

Good luck!


If the government was ever going to make it legal there is no way they would leave it up to the casual drug dealer. It would need to be regulated some how. Plus people wouldnt be as rich anymore off drugs. Marijuanna is literally a weed, hence the nickname. It was all over the US as early as the 20th century. If it was legal it wouldnt be 40 an 8th anymore. It would be like 5 bucks a pound, or the price of any other veggie in this country. So your right, but you just need to reformulate those thoughts a bit.

food for thought
02-09-2009, 12:13 PM
if the government was to decriminzlize drugs, it would have to control the supply and distribution of the drugs.

this would inturn render drug dealers and organized crime powerless.

they would not have an income and therefore wont have any resources.

not to mention, ppl wont be fucking with them because they would fuck with the legit shit out of pharmacies and what not.

there has been research pefromed about this

im jues mentioned some main points of the argument but i believe this would be a more realistic and less negative(lackk of better word) way of dealing with drugs and the crime that comes with them.