400 Mexican Municipalities Do Not Have Police

From the Latin American Herald - MEXICO CITY – Some 400 municipalities, out of a total of 2,400, lack public safety agencies, while 1,000 others have 30 officers each, a legislative committee said in a report on security in Mexico.Mexico has some 200,000 municipal police officers, many of whom are subject to the drug-trafficking “law” of “bribes or bullets” (cooperate or die), federal officials, who have been trying to clean up those agencies for three years, said. The public safety committee of the lower house of Congress presented a written analysis that officials have developed over the past few years at the federal, state and municipal levels, chiefly to do with the war on organized crime and common crime. Read more


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