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Criminology Student Named Police Chief In Mexico

October 20, 2010  | 

The residents of a small Mexican town near the Texas border have a new police chief — 20-year-old college criminology major Marisol Valles García.

The town of Praxedis G. Guerrero located near Ciudad Juarez has become a battleground between the Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels who are trying to gain control of its single highway that's a lucrative trafficking route of narcotics into Texas, according the the Associated Press.

Valles Garcias' only police experience is as a police secretary.

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Morning Eagle @ 10/21/2010 11:55 PM

A very courageous young woman! We can hope she will be successful, and live long enough to see the fulfillment of her goals. The cartels will certainly cut her no slack because she is a woman. In fact they are likely to make an example of her for having the nerve to interfere with their operations. Not carrying a weapon herself is too naive whether she has two or ten bodyguards assigned. The cartel's killers simply wipe out bodyguards on the way to their intended target.

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