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US freezes assets of Mexican drug trafficker

Mexico City, May 16 - The US Department of Treasury has frozen the assets of an alleged member of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, the US Embassy in Mexico City announced Thursday.

The embargo targets Sinaloa cartel member Heriberto Zazueta Godoy and three other suspects, as well as three companies linked to the men, Xinhua quoted the American embassy as saying in a statement.

Kidnappers free Mexican lawmaker

Mexico City, May 10 - A state legislator kidnapped earlier this week in southern Mexico was released by his captors, authorities have said.

Olaguer Hernandez Flores, a member of the Guerrero state assembly, was abducted around 11 p. m. Tuesday from a casino in Chilpancingo, the state capital.

Seven killed in Mexico clashes

Mexico City, May 10 - At least seven people were killed Friday in two separate shooting incidents in Mexico's Tamaulipas state, said the state attorney general's office.

Armed assailants opened fire on a group of soldiers who were on routine patrol in Reynosa city. The 30-minute gunfight left two gunmen and a soldier killed. Three soldiers were wounded in the incident, reported Xinhua.

10 members of Mexico's elite police unit arrested

Mexico City, May 9 - Ten members of an elite police unit in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas were arrested on charges that they had links to a criminal organisation, and were handed over to federal prosecutors, state officials said Thursday.

Magnitude-6.8 quake hits Mexico

Magnitude-6.8 quake hits MexicoMexico City, May 9 - A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale hit Mexico Thursday. There was no immediate report of any casualty or damage to property, Xinhua reported.

Strong quake hits Mexico

Mexico City, May 9 - A strong earthquake, measuring between magnitude 6.4 and 6.6, jolted Mexico Thursday noon and shook the capital of Mexico City, rattling buildings and prompting offices to be evacuated.

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