Mexican Navy members escort the Secretary of Public Security of Acapulco Max Lorenzo Sedano (R) after they took control of the local Public Security Secretariat in Acapulco, Mexico, on Sept. 25, 2018. Mexican military forces arrested at least two police officers in Acapulco and took control of the local Public Security Secretariat due to possible links to organized crime. (Francisco Robles/AFP/Getty Images)
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MEXICO CITY—Heavily armed Mexican marines and soldiers on Sept. 25 stormed the police force of Acapulco on suspicions of ties to organized crime.
Acapulco police were disarmed and at least two of its officers arrested as Mexico’s military seized equipment and weapons.
The arrested officers have been accused of homicide. Mexican Navy members and Federal policemen take part in an operation in Acapulco, Mexico, on Sept. 25, 2018. (Francisco Robles/AFP/Getty Images) The violent port city of Acapulco, in southern Guerrero state, was once a glamorous beach resort for Hollywood’s rich and famous. The city has fallen on hard times as entrenched drug crime has transformed it into one of the most murderous places in the world.
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Guerrero is a hub for opium poppy production and the scene of frequent violent clashes between warring drug cartels. Mexican Navy members and Federal policemen take part in an operation in Acapulco, Mexico, on Sept. 25, 2018. (Francisco Robles/AFP/Getty Images) The military personnel, along with federal and state police and the Guerrero state’s attorney general’s office, disarmed Acapulco municipal police officers and arrested at least two of them for their “probable responsibility” in homicide, they […]