MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican prosecutors have formally lodged drug
charges against four high-ranking army officers, including three
generals and a lieutenant colonel.
The Attorney General's Office says charges of "organized crime
to foment drug trafficking" have been lodged against retired
generals Tomas Angeles Dauahare, Roberto Dawe Gonzalez and Ricardo Escorcia.
Retired Lt. Col. Silvio Hernandez Soto faces the same charges.
The office did not mention specifics of the case against the
four and an army major in the Tuesday announcement.
But charged in the same drug trafficking case was U.S.-born drug
trafficker Edgar Valdes Villarreal, alias "La Barbie."
The four were detained in May and had been held under a form of
house arrest. They are the highest-ranking Mexican army officials
arrested in at least 15 years.
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