Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Mexico's Gendarmería Nacional takes up duty in Jalisco
Mexico's National Security Commission (CNS) has reported that the first units of the Gendarmería Nacional, which became operational 10 days ago, arrived in Jalisco last weekend. Mexico's scaled back national gendarmerie debuts.
The state is only one of five where the paramilitary forces were dispatched. The others are Baja California, Chiapas, Guanajuato, and Tamaulipas. On the border: Tamaulipas, now a virtual Michoacán II.
Gendarmería members assigned here will be divided into two groups, with some operating in the capital city and others sent to increase vigilance along the border between Jalisco and violent Michoacán state. Mexican security forces, including army regulars, have monitored the border for well over a year in an effort to prevent drug cartel operatives from entering this state from the south. Mexican army units fortify Jalisco-Michoacán border.
Some gendarmes may be assigned to Puerto Vallarta patrol at a later date, CNS said. "Zeta Killer" boss arrested in Puerto Vallarta.
Sept. 17 - Jalisco, Baja California top Mexico's "Red Alert" security list
Aug. 5 - Jalisco prosecutor: Matazetas are responsible for murder of Guadalajara area mayor
May 13 - Matazetas ambush, kill four Mexican soldiers in Jalisco
Jan. 30 - Federals capture key Matazeta operative in suburban Guadalajara
Apr. 23, 2013 - Guadalajara's mayor: "I'm worried about security"
July 28 - Mexican vice admiral killed in further Michoacán violence
July 25 - Federals will remain in Michoacán, promises Peña Nieto
May 23 - Fiasco in Michoacán suggests little has changed under new government
Apr. 11 - Mexico's "policías comunitarias" will prompt some to argue Failed State theories
Guadalajara, July 25, 2013
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