Fed Agents Gunned Down at Mexico City Restaurant

Officials were involved in drug fight
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2008 4:15 AM CDT
Fed Agents Gunned Down at Mexico City Restaurant
Police officers guards an ambulance carrying the bodies of federal police officers killed in a restaurant in Mexico City Thursday..    (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

In a brazen display of Mexican drug cartel violence, two federal agents were shot dead in broad daylight as they dined in a Mexico City restaurant yesterday, CNN reports. The shooter then sped off in a black car. One victim was the nation's second-highest-ranking federal police officer and was in charge of programs to combat drug trafficking and smuggling. (More drug cartel stories.)

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