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Federal inspector general of Jalisco police assassinated

Veracruz, Mexico — Andrés Izquierdo Velázquez, inspector general of the legal area of the Federal Police of Mexico in Jalisco, was assassinated in the state of Veracruz, security sources reported today.

Police reports indicate that the body was located on the side of the federal highway La Tinaja-Cosoleacaque in southern Veracruz. According to reports, the body showed signs of torture and was bound hand and foot when discovered.

Next to his body was a message accusing the police officer of being an envoy of the Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel to open the way for that criminal group in Veracruz.

The first investigations indicate that Izquierdo was visiting a relative.

In June of 2017, the commissioner of the Federal Police, Juan Camilo Castagné and an inspector general of the same corporation were assassinated in Veracruz. Both were attacked by an armed group while they ate at a restaurant in Ciudad Cardel in the municipality of La Antigua.

In the last decade, Veracruz has been mired in a spiral of violence related to the struggle between drug cartels.