Mexico replaces police at capital airport after shooting

By REUTERS
August 20, 2012 05:48

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's federal police agency has replaced all 348 officers at the capital's international airport almost two months after police there shot dead three of their fellow officers in an alleged drug related killing.

The new agents have been drawn from across Mexico and have all passed psychological and drug tests, regional federal police chief Luis Cardenas said at a news conference.

Three federal policemen have been charged in the June 25 killings, which were embarrassing for President Felipe Calderon, who has waged a six year offensive against drug cartels.

One of those officers is in custody while two others are on the run. A cash reward has been offered for their capture.


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