Mexican vigilantes asked to give up guns

Call follows more than a year of fighting by so-called self-defence units in Michoacan state against drug cartels.

    Mexican vigilantes who have been fighting against drug cartels are being asked to put their guns away and get off the streets.

    Authorities in Michoacan state are urging them to join a new official police force instead, adding that anyone patrolling without official authority will be arrested.

    This follows more than a year of fighting by the so-called self-defence units against drugs cartels.

    Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports from Michoacan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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