Immigration Enforcement

Mexico police chief murder linked to border tunnel

REUTERS

December 4, 2007

TIJUANA, Mexico – Gunmen killed the police chief of a Mexican city bordering California Tuesday by shooting him some 50 times in an apparent revenge attack after police found a drug-smuggling tunnel under the border.

From today’s U-T:

unmen broke into the house of Tecate police chief Juan Soriano in the early hours of the morning and shot him repeatedly in the face and torso as he slept in bed with his wife, an official at the Baja California state attorney general’s office told Reuters. His wife was not hit.

The killing of Soriano, who had started his job only last week, appeared to be an act of revenge against Mexican police, who Monday discovered a tunnel nearly a mile long running into California from Tecate near the Pacific coast after a tip-off from the U.S. Border Patrol.

“As soon as Soriano made public the discovery of the tunnel, he went home and hours later, they executed him in his bedroom,” said the official, who requested anonymity. More..

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