7,000 soldiers and 2,300 federal police in Juárez, Mexico

More Mexican troops arrive in Juárez – El Paso Times.

There are now more than 7,000 soldiers and 2,300 federal police in Juárez as part of Joint Operation Chihuahua, the federal crackdown on crime.

When approaching a checkpoint, motorists should slow down, turn on the vehicle’s interior light, roll down windows, and the driver should place both hands at the top of the steering wheel where they are visible from the outside.

Military officials are expected to take command of the city police on Monday and later of transit police and the municipal Cereso prison, officials said.

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