Cancun Police Chief Busted in Drug Czar's Torture-Murder

Just in time for spring break
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 11, 2009 6:54 AM CST
Cancun's police chief Francisco Velasco Delgado is under house arrest as authorities grill him in the torture and murder of a retired general named to a drug-fighting task force.   (AP Photo/Novedades de Quintana Roo, Eric Galindo)
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(Newser) – Federal authorities have arrested Cancun's police chief in the recent torture and murder of a retired general who had just been appointed to a drug-fighting task force, reports CNN. The military has taken over the police force in the beach town popular with college students on spring break. In another sign that the country is spinning dangerously out of control, 21 people were shot dead yesterday in Chihuahua after soldiers battled with a drug gang that had seized nine local hostages.
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