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Mexican police in Nuevo León/Monterrey using high tech against crime

Police High Technology Unit in Monterrey, Mexico.

In Mexico, 1500 new police officers are reinforcing the fight against crime in the state of Nuevo Leon. The police are using the latest military technology, as reported by the Federal Ministry of Public Security SSPF to international news agency Prensa Latina PL.

According to PL reports , the Federal agents were endowed with these resources to gain an operational advantage over organized criminal groups, which have bought and/or stolen military weapons smuggled from the United States into Mexico.

According to the SSPF, the troops have the support of armored units, motorcycles, ambulances, police cars, high tech communications and helicopters Black Hawk, all equipped with latest instruments, as well as surveillance cameras, a high tech police headquarters, etc.

With these tools, new units in the northern state can operate in extreme conditions, using automated controls and infrared systems for advanced search.

The SSPF also announced that they have implemented at Monterrey and other cities in the northern state various operations, dynamic patrols, designation of safe corridors and use of intelligence units.

SSPF  also activated the Emergency Response Center (see photo)  and set up checkpoints and fixed phones in critical areas or high incidence, on instructions of President Felipe Calderón.