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Policia Federal to reinforce Zacatecas

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 |


By Chris Covert
Rantburg.com

Mexican Policia Federal units will continue to patrol the roads and highways of Zacatecas and more reinforcements are coming, according to Mexican news reports.
Miguel Alonzo Reyes

In a news account published in the website of El Sol de Zacatecas news daily, Zacatecas governor Miguel Alonso Reyes was quoted saying that Mexico interior minister, Miguel Osorio Chong has promised to keep Mexican federal security forces patrolling the state.

Govenor Alonso Reyes recounted a meeting with Osorio Chong last Thursday in which the Secretaria de Gobernacion (SEGOB), the official name for the interior minister, iterated federal support for security operations in the state.
SEGOB Miguel Osorio Chong

Two weeks ago in a required report, SEGOB said that Policia Federal units would be dispatched to the border area between Jalisco and Michoacan states in the wake of a spike in violence in that area.

The area to be reinforced is well south of Zacatecas state.  Another trouble spot for Zacatecas state has been the border area with Jalisco state to its south.  Already Mexican Army troops patrol the area and maintain a large base.

SEGOB last December folded the old Secretaria de Seguridad Publica (SSP) -- the controlling agency for the Policia Federal -- into a separate sub agency of SEGOB, while discussions in Mexico City among legislators continue with President Enrique Pena's newly proposed Gendarmaria Nacional continue.  What form and what mission the new police force will take remains a mystery.  Despite its new role in SEGOB, Policia Federal units are constantly being shifted to trouble spots in Mexico, much as they was used during the term of former president Felipe Calderon.

Alonso Reyes also said that SEGOB has committed to keeping Mexican Army and Naval Infantry troops in the state.  Zacatecas currently houses three Mexican Army rifle battalions in the state in the form of several rifle company sized installations.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com

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9 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes,reinforce the Zetas Mr chong.....they need back up.

Anonymous said...

arriba nochiztlan zac.!!

Anonymous said...

Hopefully they shut down some of the zetas operations but of course with the amount of corruption in mexico right now its hard to say if it will help. Cuz if their is any fed. Police that are on payroll or any that are on the take then that could just make matters worse. Hopefully some of the officers going to that area will b honest and make a difference but that's probably just a pipe dream.. fuck the zetas hopefully cds will take over n shit will go bck the way it was for poor ol' mexico

Anonymous said...

Send them to loreto villa hidalgo and pinos where all the zetas stay such as el cuate el tony cuates dad which I dnt know his name and many more

Anonymous said...

who here is from nochistlan??

Anonymous said...

a everyday reader and commenter o b.b. nochiztlan is cds ..rip nachito coronel!

MexicoUnido said...

Valparaiso, Zacatecas here.
in the past year we have had a permanent military control point settle in, and things are still the same. its sad because Valp. isn't that big of a town. best wishes to all who travel beautiful Zacatecas!

Anonymous said...

It's one sided everybody against the Zetas... Military & Federal Police doing chapo's dirty work.

Anonymous said...

El chapo es el nuevo senor de los cielos. Los que no comprenden que la federacion va a reinar a mexico ya estan muertos. La CIA de estados unidos tambien se a haliado con el Senor Joaquin Loera. Que viva el rey de reyes!

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