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Gunmen rob bus full of federal police officers in Mexico

May 21, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Gunmen rob bus full of federal police officers in Mexico

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Cartel gunmen attacked and robbed a bus in the Mexican state of Morelos, which has remained a common occurrence south of the border. Except on this occasion, the coach happened to be filled with off-duty Federal Police officers.

According to a statement released on Thursday by Mexico’s National Security Commission, 29 unarmed officers dressed in civilian clothes were traveling on the bus destined for Mexico City on Monday night.

The officers were to be on leave after serving 25 straight days on duty in the strife-ridden resort city of Acapulco, The Associated Press reported.

Officials said during the trip; the driver had to make a stop near a toll booth in the state of Morelos to inspect a mechanical problem, which is when several gunmen boarded the bus and robbed the driver along with all 29 federal police officers of their possessionsat gunpoint.

Commission officials said the officers complied with the armed assailants’ demands to avoid injuries or loss of life.

The aggressors descended from the bus and fled the area, the statement added.

Gunmen in Mexico rob charter bus filled with Feder Police officers

Authorities have launched a subsequent search for the suspects but have yet to make any arrests.

A U.S. State Dept travel warning remains in effect for Americans traveling to Mexico.

The alert urges all U.S. citizens in Morelos to defer non-essential travel on any roads between Huitzilac in the northwest corner of the state and Santa Marta, Estado de Mexico, which extends to the Lagunas de Zempoala National Park and surrounding areas.

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