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NCJ Number: 229136 Find in a Library
Title: Three Years of Head-On Combat
Journal: Agora  Volume:2  Issue:3  Dated:2009  Pages:26-29
Corporate Author: Agora
United States of America
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Agora
Peterson Air Force Base, CO 80914-3808
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article highlights the achievements of the Mexican navy in combating drug traffickers and organized crime.
Abstract: Accomplishments of Mexico's Department of Navy's 3-year intense labor in the fight against narcotrafficking and organized crime by land, air, and sea includes the seizure of 44 tons of cocaine with an approximate value of 3.5 billion pesos and the eradication of 2,500 marijuana fields. Highlights of achievements over this same time period on land include: the establishment of 30 Naval Infantry Battalions (BIMS) and established various traffic control posts along the coast to inspect vehicles for drug and weapons detection. Highlights of achievements in the skies include: implementation of illicit crops detection system using satellite images and land-based helicopters, similar to the MI-17 and Bolkow BO-105 used for successfully intercepting targets. Highlights of achievements at sea include: use of interceptor class Polaris and Polaris II ships allowing for continuous pursuit and the use of sea patrol ships which have proven effective against narcotrafficking and other illicit activities at sea.
Main Term(s): Military role in drug law enforcement
Index Term(s): Armed services police; Drug law enforcement; Mexico
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