Friday, April 24, 2009
Attack on Prison Convoy Kills Eight
Gunmen ambushed a prisoner transfer convoy in western Mexico, in the latest of a series of brazen drug-elated attacks. They killed eight officers in a failed attempt to free a high level cartel member. This was reported by police on Sunday. At least 20 assailants launched a running gun battle again the dwindling column of vehicles escorting nine prisoners as it raced between an airport and penitentiary in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit.