Mexico official suspended after Hurricane Odile

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Posted: Sep 29, 2014 9:18 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican official in Baja California Sur has been suspended amid reports linking him to possible looting in the aftermath of Hurricane Odile.

A statement from the government of Los Cabos says the civil protection coordinator for Cabo San Lucas has been removed pending the outcome of his "legal situation" before prosecutors.

It said Monday that the move does not prejudge his guilt or innocence.

Many stores in Los Cabos had their shelves emptied in the days after the hurricane hit earlier this month, as power, water and telephone service remained out.

Mexican media reported that a number of possibly ill-gotten items were found at the official's home, including a motorcycle, six tires, two sandwich makers and three microwave ovens.