Nuevo León police chiefs arrested in sweep

The former police chiefs of Monterrey and the suburb of Guadalupe were arrested during sweeps by the Army and the Federal Investigations Agency (AFI). The authorities also carried out searches of the police headquarters of the nearby suburbs of Escobedo, Apodaca, and Juárez. The Army continues to be in charge of police functions in the suburb of García, where the police chief (a retired Army general) was assassinated at the beginning of the month. According to García’s mayor, 22 cops have been arrested, and another 20 resigned. Of the remaining 108 cops, 30-35 are still under investigation. (Reforma 11/18, 11/16)

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