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DRUG WAR Mexican State Fires Corrupt Police Force Felix Marquez / AP Photo

Mexican State Fires Corrupt Police Force

Fed up with the police force’s corruption and inability to temper drug-related crime the Mexican state of Veracruz fired every police officer in its largest city. 900 officers and 100 administrative workers were let go in the port of Veracruz Wednesday, as Mexico’s Navy took over the city’s security. The mass firing was one of the biggest initiatives to clean up local police corruption stemming from the country’s drug war that’s killed at least 46,000 people since 2006.

December 22, 2011 7:58 PM