The arrest of a city’s complete police division in Mexico’s state of Chihuahua displays simply how insidious police corruption continues to be in the nation, with governments in any respect ranges seemingly unable to make any actual distinction.
Fifteen cops from the municipality of Madera, Chihuahua, in northern Mexico, have been arrested on August 15 throughout a joint operation by state and federal companies, the Chihuahua Attorney General’s Office reported.
Madera’s police commander was amongst these arrested. Identified solely as José Luis M. M., he had apparently provided protection services to drug traffickers in the world and obstructed the work of native authorities.
The arrest occurred after the police chief stopped operatives from state safety companies and threatened them at gunpoint to abandon an investigation in the area.
Entire police forces being rounded up for corruption and collusion with organized crime is nothing new in Mexico. In August 2018, 205 cops were disarmed and suspended in the municipality of Tehuacán in central Puebla state, whereas 113 extra have been believed to have fled.
An common of 1,688 corruption instances have been registered for each 1,000 active-duty cops in Mexico in 2017, in accordance to a survey performed by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).