Mexico forms police unit to find missing

Medical personnel remove the body of a victim killed in drug violence in Monterrey, Mexico. (file photo)

Mexico has established a special investigative unit to track down thousands of people who have gone missing amid a brutal drug war in the Latin American country.

“We want to use all instruments and resources at our disposal on this issue,” Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said at a news conference in Mexico City on Monday.

“We know you have been dissatisfied for a long time,” he said.

Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said the unit will include 12 federal investigators and a group of federal police agents as support.

He noted that the unit will be part of the Attorney General’s office.

More than 70,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico since former President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against Mexicoâ„¢s drug cartels in December 2006.

Current Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has vowed to reduce the crime rate as he continues the campaign against the drug cartels.


This article originally appeared on: Press TV