Photo: Michoacan Policeman
Authorities in Michoacán have confirmed that criminals disarmed 21 Officers of the States Police command. The uniformed policemen were going to watch a rodeo in the community of San Miguel del Monte, located south of Morelia when hooded men armed with AK-47 have surprised them. The gunmen questioned the officers individually and proceeded to disarm them one by one. The policemen said they could not defend themselves for fear of being executed, as the criminals had threatened.
Elements of various enforcement agencies are conducting operations to find those responsible for stealing the guns from the police, but no positive results have been obtained.
In total 21 police officers were disarmed and the weapons are now in the hands of organized crime.