Special unit contains 500 officers

The Ministerio de Seguridad Pública said Tuesday that it has created a special unit of  500 officers with the job of sweeping neighborhoods that are high in crime and drugs.

The ministry said that the special unit had confiscated 39 weapons and detained 46 persons since it was created Oct. 1. Nearly 20,000 persons have been stopped and questioned during the same period, said the ministry.

The principal focus are areas where drugs are sold, the ministry said.

These are some of the members of the special unit.

These are some of the members of the special unit.

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