Gunmen Mexico Border Killing, Nine Officers Dead

By: Bill Waters
Staff Writer
Published: Sep 20, 2021

Gunmen Mexico border killing left nine police officers dead. The men are now wanted for murder.

The gunmen had kidnapped the police officers at the border of Mexico earlier this month. They are now wanted for murder. However, eight of the nine bodies were found.

The nine police officers set out Friday to identify a body in the community of El Revelado. It is located about 165 miles (265 kilometers) south of Mexico City. Later, authorities found out that the officers had all been abducted by gunmen.

The bodies of two of the police officers were found shortly after their kidnapping. Then, six more were found in a ravine in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Four of the six bodies found in the ravine were dismembered and left with a warning note for authorities.

The first two officers found were accompanied by a note that threatened a similar fate for anyone supporting Hector Beltran Leyva and suspected trafficker Reynaldo Pineda Chavez, saying "Guerrero and Morelos (states) have an owner, and they know who is it is." Hector is the brother of Arturo Beltran Leyva, the former head of the cartel who was slain in a military operation in December 2009. The letter found with the six officers bodies found in the ravine corresponded to two heads thrown from a moving vehicle into a refreshment stand in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan in Guerrero.

"One survivor of the massacre was located in this coastal state known for beach resorts that has become a drug cartel battleground," stated Fernando Monreal Leyva, director of State Investigative Police.

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