US, Mexico Offer Reward for Info on Shooting of US Agents

US, Mexico Offer Reward for Info on Shooting of US Agents
# 31 March 2011 01:30 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. The U.S. and Mexican governments are offering large rewards for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the killing in Mexico of a U.S. immigration agent and the attempted murder of another, APA reports quoting “The Voice of America”.

The U.S. State Department Wednesday announced an award of up to $5 million, while Mexican authorities said they would pay up to $839,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

Special Agent Jaime Zapata was killed in the February 15 attack, while his colleague Victor Avila was wounded.

The men were shot when they stopped at what appeared to be a military checkpoint, possibly set up by drug traffickers while travelling from the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi to Mexico City.

Mexican authorities have detained several people in connection with the shooting, including the regional head of the Zetas drug cartel. But authorities say the investigation is ongoing.
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