Town's Entire Police Force Held for Investigation

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    More than 100 officers, the entire police force of the town of Linares, Mexico --75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of the northern industrial city of Monterrey -- were herded into buses and driven to a nearby town, Linares Mayor Francisco Medina Quintanilla told Milenio Television on Sunday.

    They are being held for investigation of possible corruption and ties to organized crime. Mexican soldiers and Nuevo Leon state police are patrolling instead.

    The detention of more than 100 officers comes after a rise in kidnapping and extortion in the area. A series of investigations in other towns already has put hundreds of officers in custody.

    The military action comes as Monterrey and the surrounding region have been the scene of an ongoing war between the Zetas and Golfo drug cartels.

    It also follows a push to crackdown on corruption within local police forces. The Mexican Armed Forces or Federal police officers have been sent to several hotspots throughout Mexico to supplement often corrupt, intimidated or weakened local police.

    In Ciudad Juárez, a border city where thousands of federal officers have been posted, the federal Attorney General's Office announced that 10 former federal officers had been arrested and ordered to stand trial on charges of extortion, abuse of authority and drug possession, among others.

    Drug-gang related violence has claimed more than 40,000 lives in Mexico since December 2006, when the newly inaugurated Felipe Calderón declared war on drug traffickers.

    This article is based on a report by the Associated Press.


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    Granny says hang him from the nearest bridge...
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    Senior Zetas cartel boss under arrest, Mexico police say
    Fri, Oct 14, 2011 - Mexico’s armed forces on Wednesday arrested a high-level Zetas drug cartel boss who was in charge of operations in three states along the US border and was a right-hand man of the cartel chief.
     
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    And they're starting their infiltration up here already...
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    Mexico's President Calderon says drug cartels threaten democracy
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    Don't discount the Columbian cartels...
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    Despite rise of Mexican cartels, Colombian traffickers still strong in Central America
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    Mexico crackin' down on cartels, corrupt police..
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    Mexican army kills 16 in anti-drug operations in two states
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    16 Killed In Veracruz Violence...
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    16 killed in violence in Mexican state
    December 23, 2011 = A group of five gunmen sprayed three passenger buses with bullets in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz on Thursday, killing seven passengers, before being chased down and killed by soldiers.
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    LilOldLady say hang um high. Mexico needs our help ousting corrupt government like we ousted Saddam and Mexico is more of a threat them Iraq ever could be. Mexico actually have WMD. I say send the U.S. military in and invade and occupy and free the Mexican people and give them their country back so they can leave us the hell alone. Mexico should be a piece or cake compared to Al Qaeda and Taliban.
     
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    What a buncha animals!...
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    What are we going to do about the more than 2,000 illegal weapons shipped to Mexico? Indict the US Attorney General for gun running and accessory to manslaughter of hundreds of Mexican citizens and a US Border Patrol agent? Sounds reasonable to me.
     

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