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SUV's Fatal Flaw Failed to Protect ICE Agents

March 23, 2012  | 

The Mexican drug cartel operators who killed Special Agent Jaime Zapata on a trafficking route in central Mexico a year ago defeated an armored Chevy Suburban designed to defeat high-velocity gunfire, fragmentation grenades, and land mines.

They did it quite easily. A flaw in the vehicle—the doors immediately unlocked when it was placed in park—allowed them to easily enter the SUV, reports the Arizona Star.

Related:

Cartel Operators Killed ICE Agent At Trafficking Checkpoint

Six Zeta Cartel Members Arrested In ICE Agent's Killing

Tags: Mexican Drug Cartels, Specialty Vehicles, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Special Agents, Los Zetas Cartel


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