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17 Die In Gun Battle Over Horse Race

Wednesday, 3rd December 2008

Wednesday Odd Spot: Mexican & Guatemalan drug traffickers "arguing about a horse race in a rural border town began a series of gun battles in which 17 people died," reported bloodhorse.com. Police spokesman Donald Gonzalez said the traffickers were drinking in the town of Santa Ana Huista "when an argument broke out over bets on a horse race, leading to a pursuit in which the gunmen shot at each other with automatic weapons from trucks racing down roads near a remote part of the Mexican border". Gonzalez said police "even found grenade-launchers at the scene of the final shootout, along with hundreds of bullet cartridges".

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