Pubdate: Sat, 18 Jan 2003
Source: Detroit Free Press (MI)
Contact:  2003 Detroit Free Press
Website: http://www.freep.com/
Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/125

OFFICES OF NARCOTICS COPS RAIDED IN PROBE

MEXICO CITY -- Justice officials said Friday that they had confiscated
documents from antinarcotics offices in 11 Mexican states where narcotics
agents are suspected of colluding with drug traffickers. 

There were no arrests in the Thursday raids, but hundreds of officers and
employees were placed under military control while they are investigated for
possible offenses ranging from bribery to abuse of authority. 

President Vicente Fox, Mexico's first president from an opposition party in
71 years, said the attorney general and the secretary of defense were key
players in his administration's vow to combat corruption.
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