Ed Vulliamy reports the convoluted details of the drug war in Tijuana: 

It emerged when Alejandro talked to his family, says [his mother] Cristina, that the confessions were coerced, and that the general had played a vile game with his quarry: “The soldiers,” she recalls, “used electric shocks on his eyes and feet, and burned him with cigarettes and lighters to get him to talk."

Earlier reporting on this topic here.

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