Matt Potter 2:30 p.m., Jan. 30
Federal Police Depart Tijuana After Short Stay
200 Mexican Federal Police agents, who arrived in Tijuana last week, abruptly departed the city at noon today, April 16th. Two Boeing 777 jets arrived at the Abelardo L. Rodríguez airport, where the agents discreetly boarded the planes back to Mexico City.
The agents arrived in Tijuana on April 10th. The reason for the agents transfer to Tijuana was never elaborated on, except for the basic task of patrolling. No expected length of stay was declared either. No arrests or seizures were reported from the group of agents during their stay.
Several incidents involving the agents allegedly occurred during their short stay. A bar fight involving agents reportedly occurred over the weekend, which was broken up by local police. A more serious allegation by local police state the federal agents extorted a drug dealer during a traffic stop, and did not arrest the suspect.
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