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Published: Monday, 7/16/2012

Mexico seizes officer accused in killings

BLADE STAFF AND WIRE SERVICES

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities say they've captured one of three rogue federal police officers accused of taking part in a June 25 shootout that killed three of their colleagues at Mexico City's international airport.

Regional Security Chief Luis Cardenas Palomino said Bogard Felipe Lugo de Leon was caught at a Mexico City apartment after police received a tip.

Chief Cardenas Palomino said Lugo de Leon confirmed that one of the two officers who opened fire on their colleagues was about to be handcuffed for purportedly trafficking drugs through the terminal. The the other two officers are at large.



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