Mexican armed forces stronger than criminal groups: president

15:28, June 02, 2011      

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Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Wednesday warned criminal groups that the armed forces have become better equipped since he took office in 2006.

"I have a deep conviction that the Mexican Army and Navy, or armed forces, are stronger than any criminal organization or all of them put together," Calderon said at a ceremony to mark the nation's "Navy Day" in the port city of Guaymas, located on the Gulf of California.

Mexico is a key transit route of illegal drugs between South America and the United States.

The Mexican Navy has played an important role in the ongoing fight against drug cartels.

Source: Xinhua
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