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Mexico / Drug War / Leyzaola #962949

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 11, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Police shootouts with drug gangs in Uruapan and Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico reported; map shown.

(Tijuana: Bill Whitaker) The fight against the drug cartels by Tijuana police chief Julian Leyzaola featured; scenes shown of funerals for slain officers, seized weapons, cartel thugs dressed as police freeing inmates from prison, bodies, a tunnel under the US-Mexico border; details given about the vow from the cartels to kill 5 officers each week and the plot to blow up police headquarters; statistics on drug-related killings in Juarez cited. [LEYZAOLA {thru translator} – comments on losing officers; says he will never resign; comments on drug links within the department; says they must understand to face a cop is to face their enemy.]

Couric, Katie;
Whitaker, Bill

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