Mexican Army Unit Involved in Killings Has a Controversial Record
September 29, 2014 By Staff
Those arrested were members of the 102nd Infantry Battalion of the 22nd Military Zone in Mexico State, which has a long history of violent incidents and controversy, reported The Associated Press.
Last December, members of the 102nd shot four civilians in the town of Arcelia, Guerrero state, mistaking them for criminals. A corporal, sergeant and two soldiers were arrested in connection with the shooting.
In February 2012, the newspaper Reforma reported that six members of the battalion, including two officers, had been arrested for taking money from La Familia cartel in exchange for information on the cartel’s rivals.
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