Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Entire Acapulco Police force disbanded

Marines escort Max Lorenzo Sedano after they took control in Acapulco.Authorities in southern Mexico disarmed and placed under investigation the entire police force in Acapulco, claiming the cops were infiltrated by cartels. Officials in Guerrero state issued arrest warrants for two top Acapulco police commanders, accusing them of homicide. Law enforcement duties in the city of 800,000 will be taken over by soldiers.
Last year Acapulco had a homicide rate of 103 per 100,000, one of the highest in Mexico and the world. In Guerrero, local police have been disarmed in more than a dozen towns and cities since 2014. In the northern state of Tamaulipas, almost all local police forces have been disbanded since 2011. Local police were under cartel control to such an extent they would kidnap people and turn them over to drug gang hit men.