Sunday, August 8, 2010

Federal Police Rebellion in Juárez

Milenio is reporting that 300 Federal Police officers stationed in Juárez rebelled against four of their commanders because the lower-level officers suspected them of protecting criminal groups. After demonstrating outside the hotel where the brass was stationed, they forced their way in and found various packages of drugs as well as illegal firearms in the commanders' rooms. Previously, one of the four commanders had allegedly planted drugs on and arranged for the arrest of another agent who had accused them of corruption, which sparked the ten-hour mini-mutiny. The four commanders were removed from their posts and are under investigation.

Update: More on this story here.

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