Regional
11:20 am
Sun September 6, 2009

Drug War Arrest

El Paso – The Mexican army says it has arrested a drug suspect linked to a 2006 border incursion by armed traffickers in Texas and the killing of an anti-crime activist.
The army says soldiers acting on a tip about armed men detained Jose Rodolfo Escajeda in Nuevo Casas Grandes, in northern Chihuahua state.
A U.S. federal grand jury indictment says Escajeda "was allegedly responsible for an incursion into the United States" in Texas in January 2006.
The Mexican army said in a statement Saturday that Escajeda is also presumably responsible for the killing of anti-crime activist Benjamin LeBaron and a neighbor on July 7.
Escajeda was detained Friday.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.