멕시코 연방 경찰 간부 등 9명 순직 ~ 마약 조직의 보복인 듯

MEXICO CITES REPRISALS IN KILLINGS OF 9 OFFICERS
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Byline:JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. c.2008 New York Times News Service MEXICO CITY -- In what appears to be a bloody counteroffensive by drug cartels responding to a government crackdown, nine federal police officers, including the chief of the organized crime division, have been killed in the past three weeks. 멕시코 시티 –정부의 단속에 따른 마약 카르텔들의 무자비한 반격으로 보이는 일련의 사건들이 지난 3 주일 동안에 일어나 조직범죄국의 국장을 비롯한 9 명의 연방 경찰 관리들이 피살되었다. The brazen killings demonstrated not only the inability of the federal police to protect their own from hit-and-run attacks, but also that the anti-drug offensive that President Felipe Calderon began last year still faced powerful resistance. 이러한 대담 무치한 살인 사건들은 연방 경찰이 경찰관들을 기습 공격에서 보호할 능력이 없음을 보여주었을 뿐 아니라 작년에 펠리페 칼데론 대통령이 개시한 반 마약 공세에 대한 저항이 아직도 강력하다는 것을 보여주었다. "These are difficult times for the federal police and for Mexico," the public security secretary, Genaro Garcia Luna, said at an event honoring the fallen police officers on Saturday. "The nation has lost some of its best men." Mexico has suffered a wave of violence since Calderon sent troops and federal officers into drug-plagued towns and states last year to restore order and clean up corrupt local police forces. At least 3,500 people have died in the mayhem, among them at least 200 police officers. 칼데론 대통령은 작년에 마약 조직의 잠식이 심한 도시들과 주들에 군 병력과 연방 경찰관들을 투입하여 질서를 회복시키고 부패한 현지 경찰의 정화를 시도했다. 그때부터 멕시코는 심한 폭력 사태를 경험했다. 적어도 3,500 명이 무력 대결 과정에서 사망했으며, 그 주 적어도 200 명은 경찰관들이었다. More than 30 of them were federal police officers, who are generally better-trained and less corrupt than the local police, and who were usually killed in ambushes. The commander of the organized crime division, Inspector Roberto Velasco Bravo, was shot in the head on Thursday afternoon by two men who made off with his luxury car. The police say the motive for the killing remains unclear. On Friday, less than 24 hours later, a second high-ranking federal police official, Inspector Jose Aristeo Gomez Martinez, was gunned down as he left his house in the wealthy Coyoacan neighborhood. Police say the motive also remains murky. Also on Friday, four federal police officers were ambushed in the city of Culiacan, the headquarters of a loose federation of cartels that control the illegal drug trade along the Pacific coast and the border at Ciudad Juarez. Officials said they believed the ambush was a reprisal for the capture there earlier last week of 13 people suspected of being drug dealers by the federal police after a running gunbattle in the streets. The police also seized a large cache of weapons. Two gunmen and two state police officers died in the skirmishes. The ambush comes two and a half weeks after three federal police officers were abducted and executed in Tijuana, across the border from San Diego. (ⓒ 2008The New York Times) (ⓒ 2008 usabriefing.net)
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