Mexican authorities have taken control of the entire police force in the southern Mexican city of Acapulco, claiming the department has been infiltrated by drug gangs.
State police and the military will now assume the law enforcement responsibilities in the city, which has some 800,000 residents.
Local police in several parts of Mexico have been disbanded over drug cartel corruption.
In Guerrero alone, local police have been disarmed in more than a dozen towns and cities since 2014, although none as large as Acapulco.
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In the northern state of Tamaulipas, one of the hardest hit by drug violence, almost all local police forces state-wide have been disbanded since 2011.
With low pay and little training, local police in Mexico are particularly vulnerable to drug cartels, which offer them money and threaten to kill them. »