Anti-drug chief slain in central Mexico

July 3, 2019 GMT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in the central Mexico state of Guanajuato say the head of the state prosecutor’s anti-drug unit has been killed in a drive-by shooting.

The Guanajuato’s state prosecutor’s office says Francisco Javier Fuentes Uribe was standing outside a business in the city of Celaya Tuesday night when a car pulled up and occupants opened fire.

Fuentes had also been the head of the specialized investigation unit.

Guanajuato has recently struggled with growing violence fueled by gasoline theft rings.