Oct 25, 2011

Mexico Drug War Strategy: Operation Laguna Segura Launched in Coahuila and Durango

Justice in Mexico: "Last week, Interior Secretary (Secretario de Gobernación) José Francisco Blake Mora announced at a government press conference the launch of Operation Laguna Segura, a bold investment of federal police forces and machinery to combat organized crime in the northern Mexican region, specifically in the states of Coahuila and Durango. The governors of Coahuila and Durango, Jorge Torres López and Jorge Herrera Caldera, respectively, were present at the press panel to discuss the ramifications of the new federal security plan that would place all levels of police and security, local, state and federal under the federal government’s control.

... The Interior Secretary and the governors of Coahuila and Durango agreed to a ten point approach to Operation Laguna Segura. These points include purification and strengthening of police forces; continuing evaluations; increasing size and strength of the police force; participation in joint mobilization efforts between state, local and federal police; review of corruption in the system; and monitoring of money laundering and corruption ." read more

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