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Entire Acapulco Police Force Disarmed And Under Investigation

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Entire Acapulco Police Force Disarmed And Under Investigation
The whole force will be investigated under suspicions it's been infiltrated by criminal groups.
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Mexican authorities have disarmed the entire Acapulco police force.

The whole force will be investigated under suspicions that it's been infiltrated by criminal groups. 

Mexican military, along with state and federal law enforcement raided the Acapulco police headquarters on Tuesday, disarming some 700 police officers and confiscating ammo and bulletproof vests. Authorities also arrested two senior officers, accusing them of homicide.

The popular vacation destination of the 1950s and 60s has since been overrun by drug trafficking and violence. 

Acapulco's homicide rate last year was one of the highest in the world. 

But this isn't the first incident of its kind in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Since 2014, local police in more than a dozen smaller cities and towns have been disarmed. 

Until further notice, Mexican armed forces will take over policing duties in Acapulco. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.