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AP Source: West Texas Boxing Match Canceled Due To Drug Cartel

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EL PASO (AP) – A law enforcement official says a risk assessment of a now-canceled West Texas boxing match predicted it would draw leaders from two rival drug cartels, but that it noted the cartels had declared the event a “neutral zone.”

The official told The Associated Press about the report Friday on condition of anonymity because the official isn’t authorized to release the information. The official says the report was done by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations and given to University of Texas at El Paso police.

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa has said the fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andy Lee couldn’t be held at the university’s Sun Bowl because of security risks.
UTEP police confirmed it received a federal report but wouldn’t elaborate.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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