See How a Group of Armed Citizens Fighting Drug Cartels and Government Have Taken Control of One Mexican Town (VIDEO)

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article-2300381-18F92B85000005DC-691_306x423Thousands of armed citizens haveĀ bandedĀ together to form a vigilanteĀ group in the town ofĀ Tierra Colorado, 40 miles outside of the popular tourist destinationĀ Acapulco. Ā After beingĀ terrorized by local drug cartels and government corruption, the self described ā€˜community policeā€™ arrested all local police officers and set up their own security check points along the roads in and out of the town. Ā They have also conducted searches and seizures of drugsĀ possessedĀ by town residents.

The forceā€™s spokesman, Bruno Placido Valerio, said: ā€˜We have besieged the municipality, because here criminals operate with impunity in broad daylight, in view of municipal authorities.ā€™

VigilanteĀ groups are becoming increasingly more common place in Mexico as drug cartelsĀ continue to wield more power than the government.

More can be read over at The Daily MailĀ 

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