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Mexico detains 12 soldiers in slayings of 3 men

Mexico detains 12 soldiers in slayings of 3 men

The Mexican Defense Department says it has detained 12 soldiers suspected in the slayings of three men from the northern border city of Nuevo Laredo.
Miguel Gama, Israel Ayala and Aron Rojas were arrested in March by a group of soldiers and never heard from again. The Defense Department did not say in its Saturday statement why the men were arrested.
Police found their bodies April 28 in a clandestine grave in the town of Vallecillo, 110 miles (180 kilometers) south of Nuevo Laredo. They had been shot in the head and their bodies set ablaze.
President Felipe Calderon has sent more than 45,000 troops to drug hot spots. Complaints against soldiers have spiked since the troops were dispatched in December 2006.