The commander said the assault and eventually killed him “but his family is well,” said the spokesman of the Security Council state, Jorge Domene
MONTERREY, March 3. – The commander of the State Investigation Agency (IEA) in the town of San Pedro was murdered by a group of thugs in this town in northern Mexico, authorities said Monday in the state of Nuevo Leon.
The spokesman for the State Security Council, Jorge Domene, said at a news conference that a crime against Montiel Antonio Alvarez happened last night just after 22.30 local time (4.30 GMT today) on a country road in the municipality of Benito Juarez, located to the east and belonging to the metropolitan area of Monterrey.
“The commander Montiel was in a resting place with his family when he was attacked by a group of armed men,” said a state official in an announcement.
The command said they assaulted and eventually killed him “but his family is well,” said Domene.
He mentioned that there is information indicating that the head of state police in the area could have been killed by an organized crime group, but gave no details of that hypothesis.
Domene said there are “latent threats” against AEI, which have increased in recent months, in which violence has intensified in the state of Nuevo Leon
In his appearance the official said that in the first two months of this year increased violent crimes related to organized crime and in this period there were 324 homicides, a record for Nuevo Leon in the interval of one year.
“Since 2009 to date, the murder rate has been increasing from month to month,” admitted the spokesman of the Security Council of Nuevo Leon in making their ratings.
He emphasized that the other crimes that occur in the state, such as burglary, car and business, had significant reductions since last August.
In 2011 the violent murders related to organized crime in Nuevo Leon totaled 2,003, according to official data, which made this northern state of Mexico one of the most violent in the country