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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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1995
Re "Mexican Consul Alleges Pattern of Police Abuse of Latinos," April 12: I am a Mexican citizen residing in Los Angeles since November of 1986 and my disagreement with Mexican Consul Jose A. Pescador Osuna moves me to write. I believe that what Pescador cites as a "pattern" of police abuse of Mexican Americans is an exaggeration and only a partial consequence of the carelessness of many parents that, because they come from rural areas, are unaware of the perils of a city like this one. I have had the opportunity of traveling all over Mexico's 32 states as a tourist, and I have been a witness to and/or victim of corrupted Mexican police.
March 7, 1985 |
Two badly decomposed bodies almost certain to be those of a kidnaped American drug enforcement agent and a Mexican pilot were discovered near a ranch that was the site of a recent shootout between Mexican police and alleged drug dealers, American and Mexican officials said Wednesday. U.S. Ambassador John Gavin told reporters in Mexico City that the Drug Enforcement Administration's top official in Mexico had "tentatively identified" the bodies of DEA special agent Enrique S.