MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican official says that two army generals detained by anti-drug prosecutors are being investigated for possible links to the Beltran Leyva drug cartel.
An official at the Attorney General's Office says retired Gen. Tomas Angeles Dauahare and Gen. Roberto Dawe Gonzalez allegedly protected members of the Beltran Leyva group, which has been battling the Sinaloa drug cartel since 2008, when they ended an alliance.
He spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to discuss the case.
President Felipe Calderon named Angeles Dauahare as assistant defense secretary in 2006. He left the post in 2008, when he retired.
Dawe Gonzalez is currently assigned to a military base in the western state of Colima.