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Two members of elite police force in Mexican border state go missing after being tied to drug cartels

August 3, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
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Mexican officials are on the hunt for two Coahuila state police officers who were working on an elite cartel hunting squad and are now missing after being tied to organized criminal activity.

According to Breitbart Texas citing law enforcement sources, two members of the police unit, Fuerza Coahuila, became the target of a probe after messages between them and organized crime members were discovered.

The two officers were working in Piedras Negras, located directly south of Eagle Pass, Texas–but are now believed to be on the lam.

After officials recovered the various compromising messages, supervisors ordered the two officers to go to their headquarters in Saltillo for an internal affairs investigation.

As the officers were on their way, their supervisors lost contact with them and reported them to be on the run.

The missing officers were part of Fuerza Coahuila, a special police unit designed to combat cartels using more aggressive tactics.

Fuerza Coahuila developed out of Los GATES, a team of specially trained officers used to fight back the violent Los Zetas Cartel.

For years, the criminal gang managed to take control of the state and manage their enterprise with complete impunity.

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