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Tamaulipas cops missed 8,800 work days for drunkenness, drug use and public lewdness
The Monitor ^ | June 25, 2014 | Ildefonso Ortiz

Posted on 06/26/2014 5:44:17 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

McALLEN — As the Mexican government continues to make announcements about improving security in Tamaulipas, police agencies in the four largest metropolitan areas have recorded more than 8,800 missed days of work by cops in a three-month span for public drunkenness, public lewdness, drug use and other offenses. The Tamaulipas Public Safety Office said in a statement Wednesday that from March 20 to June 20, the cities of Victoria, Matamoros, Reynosa and Tampico had a total of 8,870 missed days of work by their police officers. The reasons for the absences include public drunkenness, disturbing the peace, drug use, driving while intoxicated, public lewdness, brawling and other offenses, document show. Reynosa cops missed 1,100 work days, cops from Matamoros missed 1,154 workdays, cops from Tampico missed 1,142 days and cops from Ciudad Victoria missed 2,326 days.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; mexico
.......Continued..Some of the missed days for bad behavior include the periods since early May, when Mexican Secretary of the Interior Miguel Angel Osorio Chong unveiled a new security strategy aimed at reducing crime in Tamaulipas. Since 2010, the state of Tamaulipas — including its northern border cities of Reynosa and Matamoros —have been under fire since the two leading crime syndicates, the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas, began a bloody battle over drug trade routes that continues to this day. Armored trucks, rocket launchers, grenades and other military weapons have been used by the warring cartels as they seek to control the main cities along the corridor. During that time period, the two cartels have branched out from drug trafficking into human smuggling, extortion, murder, kidnapping, and other forms of racketeering.
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