Mexican Town Without Police
Mexican drug cartels have scared away, killed or abducted all remaining police in a Mexican town only 3 miles from the U.S. border. After the last officer was abducted from her home the town is now left with no police and no one stepping up to fill the shoes.
Erika Gandara’s house was set on fire by unidentified gunmen before she was abducted last week, according to the state prosecutor’s office.
All her colleagues had resigned or were killed in the region’s drug war.
More than 30,000 people have died in drug-related violence since 2006 when the President announced a crackdown on the cartels.