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Honduras Police Chief Says Officers Plotting to Kill Him

HONDURAS / 14 DEC 2011 BY ELYSSA PACHICO EN

A week after the former security minister was gunned down, Honduras' chief of police said during a graduation ceremony that some officers have plotted to kill him.

According to Police Director Jose Ricardo Ramirez del Cid, some of his own officers have been involved in assasination attempts against him.

He added that the most recent attempt involved a group of seven gunmen arrested on December 8.

Authorities originally said that the gunmen were planning to bust an inmate out of a high-security prison. Other security officials later confirmed that the gunmen were charged with assasinating a top ranking police officer, but did not name Ramirez del Cid.

The comments came shortly after the former Honduran Security Minister Alfredo Landaverde was gunned down in Tegucigalpa.

Ramirez del Cid's allegations join a long list of complaints about corruption and abuse within the Honduran police. Police have been accused of selling guns to criminals, using excessive force and working with organized crime.

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