Mexico: Special Police Formed to Combat kidnapping and extortion of businesses

Posted on August 25, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Mexico, Police/Military Activity reported the Mexican government has formed a special police force to protect businesses from kidnapping and extortion by criminal gangs. This is the latest measure by President Enrique Pena Nieto to boost growth in Latin America’s second biggest economy.

The 5,000-strong police force will combat industrial, agricultural and business crime in Mexico, where organized crime has led to the deaths of nearly 100,000 people since 2006. According to Mexico’s national statistics institute, crime cost the country about US$16.5 billion, or 1.3% of GDP, in 2012. Read Article

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