Twenty seven days after the abduction, there was a breakthrough.

In another drug-related incident, officials in the northern state of Tamaulipas reported today that five policemen were shot to death and three wounded when they attempted to detain a group of drug traffickers. In total, seven people were given a total of 30 life sentences plus 2,000 years in prison. Mexico Is Criticized WASHINGTON, March 6 (AP) - The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration criticized the Mexican Government's performance in the abduction case.

Brave and resolute, he ignored the threats and continued with his job.

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The police said that they were met by gunfire as they approached the main house and that in the ensuing battle one Mexican agent and five residents of the ranch - a former local legislator, Manuel Bravo Cervantes, his wife and three sons - were killed.