ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Hundreds of armed vigilantes have taken control of a town... the area's self-described "community police" arrested 12 police and the former director of public security in the town after a leader of the state's vigilante movement was slain on Monday.
The vigilantes accuse the ex-security director of participating in the killing of vigilante leader Guadalupe Quinones Carbajal, 28, on behalf of local organized crime groups and dumping his body in a nearby town on Monday.
".....criminals operate with impunity in broad daylight, in view of municipal authorities. We have detained the director of public security because he is involved with criminals and he knows who killed our commander," said Bruno Placido Valerio, a spokesman for the vigilante group.
Placido said vigilantes had turned over the ex-security director and police officers to state prosecutors, who agreed to investigate their alleged ties to organized crime.
The groups say they are fighting violence, kidnappings and extortions carried out by drug cartels.
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