The detention of the state security chief of Michoacan has added to the drug-trafficking drama in that western Mexican state.

The detention of the interior minister of Mexico's western state of Michoacan appears to bolster accusations by vigilante groups that state officials have colluded with narcotics traffickers. Here, federal police guard the streets last month as members of a vigilante 'self-defense' group observe them in the village of La Ruana, Mexico.
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