Thousands of armed vigilantes have taken over a town in Mexico and arrested police officers after their ‘commander’ was killed and dumped in the street.
The self described ‘community police’ and arrested 12 officers and the town’s former director of public security, who they accuse of taking part in the killing of Guadalupe Quinones Carbajal, 28, on behalf of a local organised crime group.
The 1,500-strong force has also set up improvised checkpoints on the major road running through Tierra Colorado, which connects the capital Mexico City to Acapulco, a coastal city popular with tourists less than 40 miles away.
I’m surprised this has not happened en mass across my beloved Mexico. Given the levels of corruption and crime and the near biblical levels of bloodbath? Folks can only take so much before they say screw the death threats..enough is enough. Though I wonder how far this takeover will go. Will it lead to something like a real house cleaning (which probably may mean more killing) or something akin to what we saw in Colombia (which probably may mean more killing!).