Six Arrested in ICE Agent Murder
POSTED: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 9:18am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:32pm
EL PASO - The Mexican army paraded six suspects in front of cameras saying they took part in the murder of ICE agent Jaime Zapata.
Last week's shooting in central Mexico injured El Paso agent Victor Avila and was one of the worst attacks on U.S. agents in Mexico in more than a decade.
The attack sparked outrage in the U.S. and is the latest sign of the escalating drug war in Mexico.
The State Department praised the six arrests and repeated Washington's strong support for Mexico's crackdown on drug cartels.