October 27, 2008
Mexican authorities have been holding 35 officials since July for selling intelligence to drug cartels, for payments of up to 400,000 dollars, the federal prosecutor revealed on Monday.
“Thirty-five public officials have been pulled out of the SIEDO (elite anti-organized crime unit) as well as other support staff. The process of the cleaning up and revision of staff and proceedings will continue in a permanent manner,” Eduardo Medina Mora told a news conference.
The investigation into the SIEDO officials began in 2004 “after thwarted operations and a formal declaration that public service officers were passing on information from the Sinaloa cartel,” said Marisela Morales, head of the SIEDO.
This article was posted: Monday, October 27, 2008 at 1:18 pm