MEXICO CITY – A Mexican official has identified two federal police officers who shot dead three of their colleagues at Mexico City's international airport this week and who allegedly are part of a cocaine trafficking ring that brought the drugs from Peru.
Federal police regional security chief Luis Cardenas Palomino says the slain officers were trying to arrest officer Zeferino Morales Franco when agent Daniel Cruz Garcia arrived at the scene and shot them from behind. The suspects remain at large.
He said Thursday that the government is offering a $360,000 reward leading to the officers' capture, who he described as "traitors."
Palomino says passengers would bring cocaine hidden in their body or luggage, and drop it off in bathrooms before reaching the immigration and customs check area. Corrupt officials would then circle back to pick up the drugs.