in Puebla, Mexico, have created a new force to protect truckdrivers
on a highway linking the town to Mexico City, according to TheNewsMexico.com.
2003, the new Cargo Transport Police will begin operating on city
access roads, escorting truckdrivers and checking to make sure none
fall victim to highway robbers intent on stealing valuable cargo.
The new unit
will be made up of local task-force police, auxiliary police and
private security agents. It will take over and extend highway patrols
begun last February under a general police task force on the highway
linking the capital to the city of Puebla.
managed to eliminate truck robberies once numbering 10 a day on
the Mexico City-Puebla road, task force director Faustino Gomez
Lira said a larger, more specialized operation was required to prevent
robbers from simply moving their activities to unpatrolled locations.