Jan 22, 2012

Mexico Drug War: Of 463,000 arrested in 5 years, only 215,000 were charged with crimes

La Jornada: "Since December 2006--when the government of Felipe Calderon began--to July 2011, 463,000 suspects were arrested on federal charges, of which 163,000 were considered members of organized crime,  17,000 were allegedly drug dealers and 6,500 were allegedly members of gangs of kidnappers.

However, on average only four in 10, i.e., 215 000, were detained and the rest were released by the Federal Public Ministry in the same period, according to information obtained by the Federal Institute of Access to Information and Protection of Personal Information (IFAI)."  Spanish original

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