Mexico: Seven cops, fourteen drug gang members arrested at cock fight

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December 26, 2008 03:47

 
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Soldiers arrested the deputy police chief of a Mexican resort town and six other officers who were allegedly protecting drug cartel members at a cock fight, the Defense Department said Thursday. Fourteen suspected members of the Beltran Leyva drug gang were arrested at the cock fight in Zihuatanejo, a Pacific beach town popular with foreign tourists, the Defense Department said in a statement. Soldiers also seized 59 packets of cocaine, 40 bags of marijuana and 20 assault rifles.

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