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Mexico Feds to Replace 13 Local Police Forces Suspected of Crime Ties

Mexico Feds to Replace 13 Local Police Forces Suspected of Crime Ties

(Reuters) – Mexico’s federal forces will take over security in 13 central and southern towns where police are suspected of ties to crime groups, authorities said on Sunday, pointing to widespread gang infiltration among law enforcement in the region.

Mexico’s federal police and army have already taken control of two towns in the bloody southwestern state of Guerrero, where police allegedly conspired with a criminal gang to kill 43 missing students.

Authorities identified irregularities in 13 additional local police forces, “which allows us to assume there are ties between public security officials…and members of organised crime,” director of the National Security Commission Monte Alejandro Rubido said in a televised press conference.

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