Mexico Charges 14 Cops for Ambush of CIA Agents’ SUV
The Mexican government on Friday charged 14 federal police officers with trying to kill two CIA agents and a Mexican marine during an August ambush of an armored U.S. Embassy vehicle.
The off-duty officers, in private vehicles, attacked the agents’ marked SUV with AK-47 assault rifles as they drove with a Mexican navy captain to a military training camp south of the capital, the Associated Press says. The Toyota Land Cruiser, bearing diplomatic license plates, was riddled with 152 bullets, wounding the two Americans.
The Attorney General’s announcement did not state a motive for the attack. Although the two Americans were identified only as Embassy “functionaries,” U.S. and Mexican sources have said the pair were CIA operatives.