Mexican town’s entire police force detained after murder

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Mexico City, June 25 (IANS) The entire police force of the Mexican town of Ocampo has been detained on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a mayoral candidate.

Fernando Angeles Juarez, 64, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on June 21, the BBC reported on Monday.

The town’s 27 police officers and the local public security secretary were detained by federal forces on Sunday.

They were handcuffed and taken for questioning in the state capital Morelia.

More than 100 politicians have been killed across Mexico ahead of general elections on July 1 which will elect a new President, senators and members of the Chamber of Deputies.

Ángeles was the third politician to be killed in just over a week.

–IANS

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