Skip to comments.Mexico police detain their own commander at gunpoint ( in Ciudad Juarez )
Posted on 08/08/2010 9:17:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
More than 200 federal police agents raided the hotel where their commander was staying and accused him of planting drugs on police officers to blackmail them into carrying out extortion.
The commander has been suspended, pending an investigation.
Ciudad Juarez is the most violent city in Mexico and corruption is rife.
While some agents blocked off nearby streets to prevent their commander from escaping, others moved into the hotel where he was staying.
They raided his room, where they say they found weapons and drugs.
The federal officers allege that they were part of a stash, which their commander would plant on officers who refused to take part in his corrupt dealings.
They say he would then blackmail the agents into carrying out extortion and other crimes.
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Kind of reminds me of the time, when my brother was in the Boy Scouts, that they had to carry off the dead drunk Scoutmaster. (The brother made Eagle Scout, though.)
that could neeeeever happen here!
Sounds like the commander is kinda lucky to be alive so he can be investigated.
Well, I think the officers didn’t want to find themselves sent down the river for mutiny, so they kept the evidence alive.
American appetite for drugs fuels this corruption. Victimless crimes! Right.
Much of this is the relatively harmless marijuana. Relatively harmless, that is, until serious efforts were made to ban it.
Exactly, but I’d bet there was a lot of ticked off officers.
Does it seem that Mexico is a failed state? I wonder if anyone is really in charge there, and that is way too close for comfort. We ought to be more concerned with what is happening there than on the other side of the world.
And craploads of crystal meth. A friend of mine works for ICE in El Paso and he’ll be the first to tell you that marijuana was long ago eclipsed by meth...among other things.
They have had a ruling class for years..., but it seems to be coming unwound.
Amphetamines used to be a pretty private scandal as long as pharmacies carried them and hypochondriacs prevailed on sympathetic doctors for the prescriptions. Now they are getting scores killed, not by the drugs but by the crime.
I will admit, at least 60% of America will be “shocked, shocked!” when news bursts of “Massive Armed Invasion From Mexico Yesterday.”
Sounds like the city of bell Calif.
That, or they are primed for yet another revolt. There were a few in the early 20th century.
They used to give great speed to housewives in the sixties, pure black mollies, Valium and Quaaludes were also given out like candy to the women of the time.
“Does it seem that Mexico is a failed state?”
To say that Mexico is a failed state is too generous because that implies that at some point it was functional.
Living with Mexico is like owning an MG. It’s just a day to day negotiation with what’s broken or is going to break. Mexico is and always has been a corrupt world cesspool that is “stable” only to a greater or lesser extent. The corruption will never go away because its in the very DNA of Mexicans.
The similarities between mexico and somalia are astounding.
John P. Walters, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, said marijuana, not heroin or cocaine, is the "bread and butter," "the center of gravity" for Mexican drug cartels that every year smuggle tons of it through the porous U.S.-Mexico border. Of the $13.8 billion that Americans contributed to Mexican drug traffickers in 2004-05, about 62 percent, or $8.6 billion, comes from marijuana consumption.
He must have been bogarting the bribes.
“... marijuana was long ago eclipsed by meth...among other things.”
I had a good friend who got hooked on meth. He lost his job, and turned to crime. I haven’t heard anthing about him in several years.
He was a good worker till the meth got to him.
“Living with Mexico is like owning an MG.”
Ha, ha, you must have experience with owning one. ;-)
“Ha, ha, you must have experience with owning one”
I did not have the direct pleasure to own a MG, but I worked as pit crew for a friend who raced them in SCCA rallies. He owned 3 MGs and a couple of its evil cousin, the Morris Minor.
I wanted a Triumph Spitfire REAL bad, but didn’t get that either.
It has changed a good deal in five years.
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