Police Chief's Daughter Gunned Down in Mexico

Heavily armed men in two trucks opened fire on his home
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 9, 2010 10:53 AM CST
Federal policemen man a roadblock at the entrance of the town of Petatlan on the Pacific coast of Mexico in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)
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(Newser) – Gunmen opened fire on a police chief's house in southern Mexico, killing his 23-year-old daughter and a bodyguard and wounding three others, police said yesterday. Anacleto Flores Valle, the chief of police in the Pacific coast town of Petatlan, was uninjured when heavily armed men in two trucks opened fire on his home Sunday. The gunmen fled and were not identified.

Elsewhere, federal police said yesterday that they detained two American women who were traveling in a Texas-plated pickup truck that had a gas tank loaded with marijuana. Police said the two women were caught speeding on a highway in the northern state of San Luis Potosi. Officers noticed that bolts around the gas tank had been manipulated and took the vehicle in for inspection. They found 200 pounds of marijuana hidden in a container in the gas tank.

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