April 17, 1988 |
Mexican police arrested two men after intercepting a cargo of 5 tons of marijuana in a truck carrying 13 tons of onions north toward the Arizona border, the government news agency Notimex reported Saturday.
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December 4, 1985 |
A former Lake View Terrace nursing home aide, who pleaded guilty last month to voluntary manslaughter for killing his homosexual lover and dumping the dismembered body in Mexico, was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison. An attorney for the defendant, Bobby Lynn Snyder, 33, said after the sentencing that his client, who originally was charged with murder, had been tortured into making a confession to Mexican police after his arrest in July, 1983.
March 28, 2002 |
Mexican police have arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly raping a U.S. woman on spring break in the Pacific resort town of Ixtapa. The suspect was identified as Alberto Lodieu del Villar of Mexico City, according to a police report. According to the report, Lodieu persuaded the 20-year-old woman to leave a disco with him about 3:40 a.m. Sunday, then drove her to a dark commercial area where he hit and raped her.
February 26, 1985 |
Mexican police Monday reported the arrests of a suspect and two companions in the kidnaping of U.S. narcotics agent Enrique S. Camarena. The three men were flown to Guadalajara, scene of the abduction, for questioning. The suspect was identified as Tomas Morlet Borquez, who said he has retired after 22 years of service in Mexico's Department of Federal Security, a plainclothes police agency. Camarena was seized at gunpoint Feb. 7. There has been no ransom note and no word of his whereabouts.
June 23, 1988 |
Mexican police made one of their largest-ever seizures of heroin and arrested three Hong Kong Chinese at Mexico City's international airport, a police official said Wednesday. The 15-pound haul of pure heroin, with an estimated street value of $8.5 million, was destined for the United States, Ramon Casas Alvarez, police commander, said.
March 11, 2008 |
Mexican police searching for drug gangs seized a cache of automatic weapons and grenade launchers at a luxury apartment in the Caribbean resort of Cancun, near hotels full of foreign tourists. Tipped off by an informant, police found 22 guns, 14 grenades and about 500 rounds of ammunition at an exclusive beachside golf course development, a spokesman said. They also found police hats and car stickers with official police insignia.
April 14, 1997
A man suspected of kidnapping his young daughter was in Mexican custody Sunday, a day after he led police on a chase from Compton to the Mexican border, where he crashed into a Mexican police car in Tijuana. Police said the man, identified as Vaucilio Manzano, 32, abducted his 6-year-old daughter. She was living with her mother, Marina Rocha, Manzano's ex-girlfriend. Neither Manzano nor the child was hurt in the crash. Compton police drove Rocha to the border to identify her daughter.