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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-11 03:27 AM
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Mexico disbands Veracruz-Boca del Rio police force
Source: BBC

An entire municipal police force in Mexico has been disbanded as part of a campaign to root out corruption and improve security in the face of drug-related violence.

More than 900 officers in Veracruz-Boca del Rio are losing their jobs. <snip>

The move comes three months after 35 bodies were found dumped on a main road in the municipality, which includes part of the city of Veracruz.

Navy troops backed by federal police officers took control of local police buildings and were patrolling the streets.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-16296273
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