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Abstract

Law-enforcement assassinations are targeted hits occurring over a series of municipalities across a range of Mexican states. They demonstrate a similar, consistent pattern by organized crime elements who employ surprise, deception, and high-powered assault weapons (AK-47s, AR-15s) killing off-guard police chiefs and commanders. The assassinations of top-level municipal officials are not random. They all take place along three distinctive North-bound drug-transit highways which traverse multiple Northern Tier municipalities. Their mapping shows a similarity of assassination weapons and method of attack across distinctive types and levels of organized crime organizations.

Keywords

North-bound drug-transit highways Organized crime organizations Law enforcement assassinations across mexico Killing police chiefs and commanders 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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