By: Rodrigo Caballero | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
In Michoacán, there aren’t any drug cartels, but rather organized crime, assured the Coordinator of the Federal Forces in Michoacán, Felipe Gurrola Ramírez, while at the same time considering the word “cartel” as being relative.
During an interview, General Gurrola said that security forces in Michoacán “are migrating” to pay more attention to ordinary crimes in larger cities of the state, because he considers that the Caballeros Templarios are “dismantled.”
According to figures given by the special command, at this moment, there are 1,000 members of the Military Police patrolling the state of Michoacán of which 120 are concentrated in the city of Morelia.
Felipe Gurrola said that this deployment is independent of the thousands of soldiers that the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) has installed in the state, and will also only be there for a limited time until the installation of the State Police has been completed.
On the other hand, General Gurrola ensures that the Michoacán Coordination Group will have “zero tolerance” for crimes committed by security forces, such as: the abuse of authority, negligence, or torture.
Because of this, Gurrola said “I call upon the citizens, should they be subjected to abuse of any kind of an authority, to denounce it so that corresponding sanctions are imposed.”
Source: Michoacán 3.0