It is urgent that the municipal and state police across the country become stronger, so that the military army gradually go back to their barracks, because for the past 10 years they have been called in an extraordinary way to fight against drug trafficking.
This was stated by
the Bishop of the Diocese of Irapuato, His Exc. Mgr. Jose de Jesus
Martinez Zepeda, after yesterday’s Sunday celebration.
10 years ago the
Mexican army was asked to patrol the streets to counter organized crime.
"At that time, no one knew how to tackle organized crime" - said the
Bishop at the end of the Mass. The Bishop also called for greater
participation of citizens in social problems, because it is vital to
"The army does not have to undertake the tasks of the police, so the
police has to become stronger, but we must also transform society,
because we cannot continue to be a group of people who take drugs,
smokers of all types of drugs, marijuana, cocaine and then seek
The Bishop of Irapuato concluded emphasizing that although some security
strategies have failed to achieve their goal, even society is to blame
because it always expects governments to change things, instead citizens
must also cooperate.