Mexico working to disarm vigilante groups

Interior Minister wants them to join the police

Josh Gross | Boulder Weekly

The BBC is reporting that the Mexican Army has started disarming local vigilante groups that formed to drive out members of drag cartels in Michoacan state.

From the article…

“The army moved into Nueva Italia, where vigilantes and members of the
Knights Templar drug gang engaged in a fire fight on Sunday.

Mexico’s interior minister has urged the vigilantes to lay down their arms.

The minister, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, said they should either join the police force or disarm.”

The article also said that some of the vigilante groups are resisting the call to disarm, both in Nueva Italia and other cities.

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