Ambush that killed 15 police in western Mexico a rarity

Federal police stand next to a bullet riddled and burned car after a criminal gang ambushed a police convoy near the town of Soyatlan, near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Monday, April 6, 2015. According to the Jalisco state prosecutors office, at least 15 state policed officers were killed and five others wounded, the single deadliest attack on Mexican police in recent memory. (AP Photo)MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions on Mexico’s violent and growing Jalisco New Generation cartel a day after the gang mounted a bloody ambush that killed 15 Mexican police officers.