10 mayors, other Mexico officials detained

Los Angeles Times, 5/27/2009

Leonel Godoy, photo by Senado de la República de México

Leonel Godoy, photo by Senado de la República de México

Mexican security forces swept into President Felipe Calderon’s home state of Michoacan on Tuesday and arrested a total of 27 mayors and other government officials, the largest operation to target politicians in Mexico’s bloody drug war.

The officials, including 10 mayors, are being investigated for alleged ties to drug traffickers and other organized crime syndicates that in effect control large sections of Michoacan, the federal attorney general’s office said.

Those detained include a key advisor to Michoacan Governor Leonel Godoy, a judge and several top regional public security officials, the attorney general’s office said.

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One Response to 10 mayors, other Mexico officials detained

  1. [...] more information, see the following article from the Los Angeles Times on the arrests of 27 local officials in Michoacan for suspected ties to La Familia [...]

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