Plot to kill lawmakers foiled in Mexico
MEXICO CITY — Mexican prosecutors said on Thursday they have broken up a plot by an armed gang to assassinate two federal legislators in Mexico City.
The plan, had it succeeded, would have marked a rare attack on federal officials, who have largely escaped the drug-fueled violence that has claimed the lives of many state and local officials.
The intended victims are brothers, one a senator and one a congressman, from the north-central state of Zacatecas. Both Sen. David Monreal Avila and Congressman Ricardo Monreal Avila were warned and placed under protection once the plot was uncovered, based on intelligence information.
The armed gang was arrested Thursday at a hotel in downtown Mexico City, Assistant Attorney General Mariana Benitez said.
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