Mexico: 10 Suspected Traffickers Slain in Shootout

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican authorities say 10 suspected drug gang gunmen have been killed in a shootout with soldiers in a state near the U.S. border.

The Defense Department says a military patrol came upon a camp
of armed men in the town of El Moquetito, Tamaulipas state, on
Friday, and they began shooting.

It says the soldiers returned fire and killed 10 suspects.

A Defense statement released Saturday says authorities seized
weaponry including 24 rifles, two grenade launchers and 18
grenades, as well as an armed vehicle.

The Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas borders southeastern Texas.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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