Feb 6, 2012

Mexico Drug War: What the Emergence of a New Gang Promises for Juarez

InSight Crime: "The emergence of an aggressive new gang in Juarez has sparked a wave of attacks on local police, demonstrating just how complicated an endeavour it is to engineer an enduring improvement to security is in Mexico’s most violent city.

The New Juarez Cartel, or NCJ for its initials in Spanish, earned headlines last week for a series of messages promising to kill local police unless Chief Julian Leyzaola resigned, and the group’s possible links to the killings of at least eight officers this year. In response to the threats, Mayor Hector Murguia announced that local police will be allowed to carry their weapons even when off duty, and have been encouraged to start living out of hotels." read more

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