August 3, 1999 |
Imagine a corruption problem so serious that you don't trust your traffic cops to give out tickets. Mexico City Police Chief Alejandro Gertz faced a public outcry over exactly that dilemma. So on Monday, he took away the citation books from the city's 900 traffic officers. Instead, Gertz authorized just 30 police cars--each staffed by two policewomen, who are deemed less corruptible than their male counterparts--to issue traffic tickets.
April 14, 1998 |
To U.S. tourists and well-heeled Mexicans, this resort city is a haven of sunny weather, elegant restaurants and riotous gardens of purple and magenta bougainvillea. But in recent years, Cuernavaca has become a haven of a more sinister sort. Kidnappers have sown terror in the city and region, abducting hundreds of people. Drug lords have moved into the walled mansions of the "city of eternal spring." Authorities seemed helpless in the face of chaos. Now Mexicans are learning why.
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August 1, 1997 |
Investigators in Mexico said Thursday that they have arrested seven people, including three Tijuana police officers, in connection with the kidnapping and killing of two Santa Ana men. The victims' bodies were discovered Wednesday buried under the concrete floor of a Tijuana auto body shop. Both men had been shot in the head, said Fausto Gonzalez, an investigator with the San Diego Police Department. The victims were identified as Juan Jose Solorzano and Jose Ramon Santillan.
May 24, 1997 |
Some of Mexico's biggest anti-drug operations were the brainchild of a Mexican drug lord who used the military to fight rival dealers, it was reported today. The report, based on testimony military officers gave during court proceedings in Mexico City, called into question efforts by the U.S. and Mexican governments to rely on the Mexican military in their war on drugs. The testimony was part of the case against Gen.
May 14, 1997 |
Seven former members of Mexico's anti-drug forces who were also allegedly on reputed cocaine baron Amado Carrillo Fuentes' payroll have been arrested, officials said. The arrests were made after two men tried to bribe the head of an army border post in the southeastern state of Campeche to allow a plane carrying illegal drugs to land safely, officials said.
March 19, 1997 |
New mandatory drug tests for Mexico's federal law enforcement agencies turned up 424 police, prosecutors and administrative personnel who tested positive--nearly half of them for cocaine use--during the past six weeks, the attorney general's office disclosed here Tuesday.