Mexico Cracks Down on Tijuana Drug Violence

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Tijuana municipal police kill time by playing soccer after federal authorities stripped them of their guns and the mayor suspended local patrols. Omar Martinez, Frontera hide caption

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Tijuana municipal police

Tijuana municipal police kill time by playing soccer after federal authorities stripped them of their guns and the mayor suspended local patrols.

Omar Martinez, Frontera

Mexico's federal government is sending thousands of soldiers to Tijuana to stem the brutal drug violence in that border city. Police corruption and attacks against legitimate officers have compromised law enforcement there.

Amy Isackson covers the border region for member station KPBS in San Diego.

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