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Ciudad Juarez police chief quits

THE WORLD : World in Brief / MEXICO

May 19, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

The police chief of the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez has submitted his resignation after a string of killings, including those of some of his top officers, officials said.

City spokesman Sergio Belmonte said Public Safety Director Guillermo Prieto would be replaced by a military officer on leave from the armed forces, but did not give a name.

Homicide rates have risen in this city across from El Paso, and at least seven police commanders have been killed in suspected drug violence.

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