Mexico charges generals over suspected drug gang ties

BBC, 8/1/12

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Gen Roberto Dawe Gonzalez, and retired officers Tomas Angeles Dauahare, Ricardo Escorcia Vargas and Silvio Hernandez Soto, were arrested in May.They are accused of ties to the Beltran Leyva cartel – charges they deny.

The men are among the highest-ranking officers to be arrested and charged in recent years…

Charges of “organised crime to further drug-trafficking” have been brought against the four men, according to a statement from the Attorney General’s Office.

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