Eight taxi drivers killed in Mexico
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Gunmen killed eight taxi drivers yesterday in two attacks in the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico, officials said. Three people including an 8-year-old girl were injured.
Nuevo Leon state public security spokesman Jorge Domene Zambrano says four gunmen shot the first five drivers outside a taxi base office. Minutes later, three men were killed apparently by the same group a few blocks away.
Domene said two of the three people wounded in yesterday's attacks were innocent bystanders, including the girl.
He said the victims were driving taxis without permits. Police are investigating a former driver who became enraged and threatened his co-workers when he was fired for selling drugs.
Also yesterday, authorities in the western state of Michoacan said 13 men were killed.
Mexican soldiers shot four alleged criminals in an apparent kidnap rescue operation. And the state Attorney General's Office said three bound bodies were found on a highway, while six other bodies were scattered around the town of Tancitaro.
Prosecutors said the incidents were related. At both crime scenes, police found posters with messages signed by the New Generation drug gang, an ally of Mexico's most-wanted drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
In the resort city of Acapulco, police arrested three men who were the driver and passengers in an SUV with seven bodies, five of them decapitated.
Arturo Martinez, spokesman of Guerrero state, said yesterday the three captured in the case are being investigated for ties with organized crime. He said some of the male victims had been mutilated.
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Wreckage could be found within a week as search reaches 'very critical juncture', says minister
Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps?
Royal Tour 2014: Is the Duchess of Cambridge the only person ever to climb into a fighter jet wearing a dress and high heels?
Kim Jong-un, crowds and contraband: Inside North Korea with the Pyongyang marathon winner
Cover up! Mother told to show less cleavage during Disneyland family trip: 'Are we supposed to wear turtlenecks our whole lives?'
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
Refugee facing deportation from Sweden saved by fellow passengers refusing to let plane leave
- 1 'Natural' energy drink banned for containing erectile dysfunction drug
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Dylan Tombides: West Ham confirm 20-year-old striker has died after battle with cancer
- 4 Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps?
- 5 Angus Steakhouse: How does tourist staple continue to thrive in today's gourmet market?
£150.00 per week: QA Apprenticeships: This company is a company that specializ...
£153.75 per week: QA Apprenticeships: This company is an innovative outsourcin...
£150.00 per week: QA Apprenticeships: This company has been providing on site ...
£150.00 per week: QA Apprenticeships: We've been supplying best of breed peopl...