'Corrupt' police in Mexico drug war

Graft allegations hamper fight against drug gangs in Ciudad Juarez.

    Mexican police have detained one their own commanders in the violence-plagued city of Ciudad Juarez following allegations of links to the country's drug cartels.

    Officers also accused the federal commander of protecting criminals in the city, where more than 5,000 federal police and soldiers have been deployed in an effort to replace local police considered too corrupt to be effective.

    But as Al Jazeera's Mark Orchard reports, these federal forces are now facing the same charges.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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