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BREAKING: 11 DEAD in bloody gunfight at popular Mexico beach resort after ‘police anarchy’ | World | News

BREAKING: 11 DEAD in bloody gunfight at popular Mexico beach resort after ‘police anarchy’ | World | News 901511 1


Shots were exchanged after the self appointed community police force detained a young man for disorderly conduct.

Eight local residents were killed in the fight.

Following the violence the army and state police force moved into the town to secure the scene, killing three community police officers and arresting a further 30 in the process.

State Attorney General Xavier Olea Pelaez said those detained were arrested on suspicion of crimes including homicide, illegal weapons and drug possession.

Acapulco is one of the most dangerous cities in the world, with 12,000 murders taking place in the first six months of 2017.

The city is marred by gang and drug violence and is considered to be the centre of Mexico’s opium poppy production.

Prior to the turf warfare that now characterises the region Acapulco was considered a playground for Hollywood stars.

The city was used as the backdrop of an Elvis film in the 1960s, was used by dozens of stars as their place of choice to marry and honeymoon, including President John Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, and even saw actor John Wayne opened a hotel.

The Mexican state of Guerrero, in which Acapulco is located, made headlines in 2014 after 43 college students mysteriously disappeared after being attacked by police for attempting to hold a protest against discrimination.

They remain missing and it is alleged the police handed them over to a drug cartel operating in the area.

More to follow…


Source : EXPRESS

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