Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mexico to send 3,000 more troops to combat drug gangs

Apparently as a response to drug gangs killing the Chief of Mexico's Police the Mexican government is assigning 3,000 more troops to fight the drug cartels.

Nearly 3,000 more soldiers and police officers will join the fight against the drug barons, bringing the total to more than 30,000 spread across Mexico.

The new forces are being sent to the state of Sinaloa in the north.

Some infantry troops have already started arriving in Hercules aircraft.

Given that the drug trade is worth some $20 billion, one has to wonder just how effective this can be.

Either way, somehow I don't think I'll be vacationing in Mexico any time soon.

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