May 31, 2011

Mexico investigates terrorism, organ-trafficking

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By Kelly McKenzie
Exclusive for WLM/May 31, 2011

MEXICO CITY - The Mexican federal attorney general's office (PGR) used anti-terrorism laws between 2007 and 2010 to seek arrest warrants for certain homicides related to drug cartels and to suspected political rebels, according to government documents.

The PGR also obtained arrest warrants in four cases of suspected organ-trafficking between 2007 and 2009.

Mexican officials persistently have denied that terrorism and organ-trafficking (or body parts-trafficking) take place in Mexico, although allegations of both surface from time to time.

Most recently, Mexican officials publicly stated that the term "narco insurgency" does not apply to drug cartels in that country despite evidence to the contrary.