A corruption sweep conducted by the Mexican military and State investigators has left no police in the town of Salinas Victoria in the state of Nuevo Leon. Last evening, saw 20 police officers detained and under investigation for corruption, which represented the entire police force for the town.
The citizens of Salinas Victoria awoke without a police force, something that surprised many, while others had claimed they had been complaining to authorities of the rampant corruption with the police.
Throughout the Wednesday some officers were released, while the Ministry of Defense announced that 12 officers were to be held over by the public prosecutor of the civil courts that carries out an investigation.
“The investigation remains open and is the result of intelligence work conducted by the relevant authorities ” the Ministry of Defense said in a statement a few hours ago.
The corruption sweep took place after attacks against several law enforcement agencies in cities of Nuevo León have been reported and are on the rise.
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