Tuesday, August 9, 2016



Note: Widely believed to be significantly underreported.

'Lose' 13 thousand police weapons in Mexico
Details Published on Tuesday August 9, 2016,
Written by Special
Cd de Mexico.


The Department of Defense shows that each year, on average, 1,274 are reported as stolen.

13,102 weapons; from Glocks, Beretta and Smith & Wesson, to assault rifles and 9mm pistols belonged to the police of Mexico, but the records of the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) show that each year, on average, 1,274 thousand are reported as stolen, lost or simply have not been found from 2006 to 2015.

The details of how it is that many weapons were "lost" in the last 10 years is unknown. news stories report the looting by armed commandos. Police speak of oversights. Experts from a business buying-renting indicate that the causes are many and that the authorities do not detail this point.

State, local, federal police, private security, the Attorney General's Office (PGR), the Department of Defense and the Center for Investigation and National Security (Cisen); weapons have been reported lost or stolen between 2006 and 2015. Three out of 10, that is, 3,751, are long guns, from shotguns to assault rifles of German origin.

These losses reflect the instability that tarnishes all police institutions. "You talk about a very crucial presence of illegal [...] its internal and external controls do not have the necessary strength. It shows the opacity with which the police work, "says Maria Eugenia Suarez Garay, an expert in police investigations.
The year soared reports was 2009. There were 2,113 weapons that entered the record as lost or stolen. 1,569 more than in 2008. Since then statistics have stayed above a thousand.

The penalties vary depending on the institution. In the capital, the second entity with the most missing weapons, the police have to pay the cost of the weapon lost. In the State of Mexico, top of the list, neglect can take them to jail, in addition to economic sanctions, if it is found that they acted negligently.

the number of open inquiries or persons indicted by the loss of weapons was requested, but the Department of Defense, responsible for this information agency has not issued a response. The most lost or stolen from the various security bodies country brands are: Beretta 9 mm Italian-made; Smith & Wesson .38 Special, US; Glock, Austria, and .223 caliber rifles of the US company Colt.

Control by the states, Javier, who asked not to be identified by his real name, has been in the state, municipal and transit police for more than 25 years. His initial training covered areas from legal weapon to use. "It is the most sensitive instrument of our equipment. A gun can it change hands in seconds if you do not have the ability to protect, "he said. Between 2006 and 2015 the loss or theft of 13,102 weapons were reported.

Eight out of 10, i.e. 10,359, belonged to the municipal or state police in the country. Of these, 50% were officers of the capital (DF), the States of Mexico, Guerrero, Michoacan, Chihuahua and Tamaulipas.
The press has documented organized crime theft. In late 2014, two municipal forces in the State of Mexico, 39 weapons were stolen in less than 48 hours. In March 2015 the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) of the city had the same story. They stole 34 from the Auxiliary Police.

María Eugenia Suárez for that explanation falls short. "During almost 20 years of working with the police I've heard testimonies from colleagues who have extra income by renting weapons to crime," she said.
During his stint in the streets, Javier knew he could never leave his gun, but witnessed mistakes of his peers. On a day of work, during lunch, they forgot a shotgun. The owner of the place knew them and called to inform them.

"We have also heard from officers who leave their assigned weapon in the trunk of the car or on the seat, and thieves break the glass," Javier told. State and municipal police have 434,221 weapons. On average, they lost 25 thousand, included in the collective licensing, which given by the Department of Defense, between 2006 and 2015.

The State of Mexico has 54,729. In the last 10 years were lost or robbed 1,955. Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, Michoacan and Guerrero have rates higher theft or loss. About 60 out of every thousand disappeared without a trace.

The cost of losing, such incidents occur in all security institutions in the country.
The Army reported as lost 57 weapons; and in 12 cases it was confirmed that it was a robbery.

The weaponry you have the confirmation that was stolen, had cost about two thousand 618 pesos each, and most were rifles caliber 7.62 x 63 mm. (30-06 ???) ( about $142.15 USD ??? at current exchange rate )


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