Mexican Police Continues Security Operation

Mexican Police Continues Security OperationMexico City, June 15. -More than 300,000 police officers will continue Wednesday the first national security operation, which began on Monday to step up the fight against the country's main crime problems.

The initiative was proposed by the National Conference of Governors (CONAGO) and Federal District authorities, and is aimed at stopping the wave of kidnappings, armed robberies, and extortions affecting citizens in recent years.

From 2006 to date, some 40,000 people have been killed in actions perpetrated by organized crime and drug cartels.

In the first few days of the operation, authorities reported the detection of 294 people and the recovery of 195 stolen cars.

The most common crimes are the robbery of vehicles, holdups of passengers, and illegal sale of spare parts, said Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, who is also president of CONAGO.

The anti-crime operation will last until June 19 and aims to reduce major daily crimes such as kidnapping, extortion, theft, and armed robbery. (Prensa Latina)