After police force flees, town in Chihuahua dreads sundown
By Sean Mattson: Express-News
MONTERREY, Mexico — The entire police force for a small city 85 miles south of El Paso abandoned its post after suspected drug gangsters ambushed a dance at a hall, killing six people including three officers, authorities said.
The mayor of Villa Ahumada, his second-in-command and the city police chief also left town after the weekend attack, said a city official reached Tuesday by phone, who would identify herself only as Amalia.
“There is no authority in this town,” said a hotel manager who requested anonymity, adding that businesses are closing early and people don't venture into the street after sundown.