Mexican town's last police agent kidnapped
December 29th, 2010
04:49 PM ET

Mexican town's last police agent kidnapped

The last remaining police agent in Guadalupe, Mexico, was kidnapped last week, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state attorney general's office said.

Authorities are trying to find Ericka Gandara, who was kidnapped from her home in Guadalupe around 6 a.m. on Thursday, Chihuahua attorney general’s office spokesman Arturo Sandoval said.

Her family did not file a missing-person report, but authorities learned of her disappearance from friends.

The town of Guadalupe is on the outskirts of Juarez, a city in and around which two cartels have been engaged in a violent turf war since 2008.

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  1. HernandezUSA

    I wish her the best of luck getting back to her Family unharmed both physically and mentally.

    December 29, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Big Joe

    Very brave young lady, but I think they killed her by now. Mexico is like Columbia of the 1980's just as Hilary Clinton said.

    December 29, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ariel Gonzalez

      It is not "Columbia", Big Joe. It is COLOMBIA.

      December 29, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • just sayin

      I don't wonder why the wealthiest man on earth is from mexico.

      December 29, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT

    sad. they should just de-criminalize the drugs down there. seems like the cartels are winning

    December 29, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cloyd

    If they had filed a Missing Persons report, who exactly would they have given it to?

    December 29, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joshua

    I don't know who is that ignorant who wrote the comment about the job opening, I guess he is not aware that all the problems related to drugs in Mexico are caused by the US consumers! CNN should erase that kind of racist comments.

    December 29, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • debra

      I am so tired of hearing that it is America that is consuming these drugs brought in from Mexico. WHo the heck do you think is buying them here?? I bet 90% are illigal Mexicans who bring there little pain in the azz kids here to live in poverty and join gangs. Read the news, all these gang members have last names like Alverez, Ramero, Rodriquez etc... They are shooting each other up over here. I am sooooooo sick of it. Don't blame American's just go home!!

      December 29, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ThomasD

    Oh. Shes done. I remember the story about her being a female agent in such a violent place. Hate to say it but thats probebly the last we'll see of her.

    December 29, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RUFFNUTT

    if i was a cop down there i'd be a gangsta-cop

    December 29, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ariel Gonzalez

      RuffNutt, you are so ignorant!

      December 29, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      I think you might be the tard.. why do you think all the cops are getting killed? cause there not cracking heads enough. or not well armed. the only way they will win is probably to shoot all the drug dealers on sight.

      December 29, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. The Bacon Chef

    So someone kidnapped the last pig in town I guess they wanted some bacon #friedthepolice 🙂

    December 29, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ariel Gonzalez

      Bacon Chef, You are mirroring yourself!

      December 29, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mr. Pity

    Like he said...u.s. Consumers unite. Who needs cheap oil..gas and LABOR. OHH. NO...THATS LIKE PALISTINE AND IRAQ but with the worm in the bottle... Afghan mining stocks anyone? Are those police trained by the expert .mil trainers also? Sectarian strife? Hey hillary.. How do all those people learn such n.r.a man a festo destiny? Fair question.

    December 29, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. The Bacon Chef

    Don't get mad at me kuz all pigs gonna get fried one way or another #friedthepolice 🙂

    December 29, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Homer Simpson

    she was stupid to stay after all others are gone, im no quitter, but there comes a time when you have to get real with it, is being a cop (obviously not a safe job there) worth dying for? At what salary, your all alone for a reason, your govt. Doesnt care, it was a token position at that point

    December 29, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      i dont know if there a good answer on what to do cause were not there.. but maybe she could have atleast just stay hidden or done the job from a reinforced building with no windows.

      December 29, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mr. Bill clinton

    how many decades have big john wayne libertarian cowboys settled in mexico..and this is the result? Where is the pope? Stupid questions. By mark twain.

    December 29, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. kanaka

    She was tired of all the killing and thought she should do something about it. I'm sure she knew this day would come but stayed anyway. She's brave and I admire her. Too bad she had to pay with her life.

    It's not the American consumer who's responsible for all the violence, it's the American Government. Legalize weed already!

    December 29, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. The Bacon Chef

    @RUFFNUTT like the pigs in American can do a better job #friedthepolice 🙂

    December 29, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      not really, all they can do here is set speed traps and harass black people. i don't even consider them real cops, more like in the mid-evil days highway robbery men. they just want to collect money so they can get brand-new police cars better than most people drive.

      when a real crime happens like your car gets broken into or house, they dont care. even if they have finger prints.

      even drunk-drivers get off cause all it really is a matter of how much money you have. 2000$ and drunk driving ticket is gone and erased.

      i might be jaded because i lived in a black area and had alot of black friends and it was always funny how when i had a black friend in the car we would get pulled over because we matched a description of a suspect or some other lame excuse. even here i live now the newspaper did a break-down of the people pulled over and tickets given and if you were a minority your getting a ticket.

      December 29, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. kim

    I think mexico problem is mexico. They dont care about there ownself. Its sad where there military there goverment there lawless an dont seem to care.

    December 29, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
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