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10:28 am
Tue August 11, 2009

3 Arrests in Cartel Informant Killing

El Paso – Three people are in jail in connection with the killing of a Mexican drug cartel lieutenant and U.S. informant.

El Paso police say three men were arrested Monday. The exact charges aren't being released.

The trio is accused of shooting to death Jose Daniel Gonzalez Galeana, a Juarez drug cartel lieutenant and informant for U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement.

Gonzalez was shot eight times in front his house May 15. Police have previously said Gonzalez may have been killed as revenge for his role as an informant.

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