Category: World / September 24, 2012 3:14 PM EDT
Mexico’s Navy arrested 35 police officers, including four women in two Gulf coast states for alleged links to the Zetas drug gang. The arrests took place on Saturday; they were then presented in Mexico City, where they will be investigated by Mexico’s organized crime unit.
No more information about the arrests has been released by the authorities. More than 55,000 gangland murders and execution style hits have occurred since outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon took power in December 2006 and declared a national crackdown on drug gangs.
There has been a rash of deaths and violence since last month in central Mexico, a battleground between rival gangs for control over lucrative smuggling routes to the United States.