Mexican Border State Police Tortured Alleged Cartel Gunmen, Says Attorney

Breitbart | 5/24/2019 | Staff
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PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila – A defense attorney representing two alleged cartel assassins claims his clients were victims of police brutality. Both suspects remain jailed for weapons charges after allegedly being caught with body armor and eight AK-47 rifles.

The Cartel Del Noreste (CDN) faction of Los Zetas have terrorized the border state of Coahuila by carrying out a series of high-profile attacks targeting police and local residents. The bodies of kidnapped victims are often left in public places with threats aimed at law enforcement and the community in general.

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In recent days, authorities in Coahuila arrested two gunmen outside the town of Allende as part of an investigation into an ambush where three police officers were shot. During the arrest, authorities seized one of the vehicles apparently used in the attack, as well as tactical gear and several weapons.

This week, Mario Medina, a defense attorney in Piedras Negras who represented two suspected gunmen during their initial appearance at the federal courthouse in Torreon, claimed his clients were arrested without cause. He added that his clients were unarmed and tortured by police and military forces amid apprehension.


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