MEXICO CITY — Citizen “self-defense” groups that have emerged to fight off a ruthless drug cartel in the state of Michoacan should take steps to join the government security apparatus or disarm, Mexican officials said Thursday.
Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said during a press conference in Morelia, the state capital, that government forces have gained the upper hand since thousands of troops and police officers swarmed the western state and arrested several “important criminals” associated with the Knights Templar drug cartel.
Mexico calls on self-defense groups to join police or disarm.
So basically is a case of “Well yes, we couldn’t protect you. You had to face the Bad Guys, you won and now you need to get back to be obedient victims or else.”
Now, the interesting part is that this is about the third or fourth week in a row that the government has been calling for the self-defense group to disarm but it seems that the calls are not being respected.
One wonders what the future holds.