Use of Armed Forces in Drug War a ‘Mistake’ Says Mexico Military Chief

3/17/2016 InSight Crime 

773px-Mexican_army_soldierThe commander of Mexico‘s armed forces has said it was a mistake to deploy the country’s military to combat drug trafficking in comments heavily critical of the citizen security militarization policies that have become common in the region.

In an interview with Pulso, the head of Mexico‘s National Defense Secretariat (Sedena), General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, said it had been wrong for the Mexican military to “enter fully into combat against drug traffickers,” which, he said, left the military with “a problem that is not ours.”

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