Three Interpol Agents Go Missing in Mexico


Authorities are searching for three Mexican investigators working for Interpol and a federal agent who went missing in northern Mexico, the governor of Chihuahua state said Wednesday.

"Local, state and federal law enforcement are working in coordination in a search operation to find them," Governor Cesar Duarte told reporters.

Duarte gave no further details. Chihuahua, which borders Texas, has seen some of the worst drug-related violence in Mexico.

The three Interpol agents and their colleague from the attorney general's office were last seen Monday in the eponymous state capital of Chihuahua before they headed north to Ciudad Juarez, according to the newspaper Diario de Juarez.

The daily said the agents were on an intelligence mission and lost contact with their superiors as they traveled in two vehicles toward Ciudad Juarez, one of the country's deadliest cities.

A spokesman for the federal attorney general's office told Agence France Presse that he could not confirm the disappearances.