The war against the drug cartels in Mexico has claimed more than 47,500 victims since late 2006, announced the Western media quoting the given provided by the Prosecutor General of the country on Wednesday.
The war that the drug cartels engaged in the competing groups and government security forces had killed 47,515 people. The number of casualties in the first nine months of 2011 was to be 12,903, representing an increase of 11% over the same period the previous year.
When he came to power in 2006, Mexican President Felipe Calderon has declared war on organized crime and drug trafficking. Given the massive corruption in the ranks of police and administration in Mexico, Calderon decided to involve the army in the fight against drug traffickers.
Approximately 60,000 soldiers were sent to regions of Mexico near the U.S. border. However, despite strong measures taken by the government, Mexico is still unable to reduce violence in the country.
The assessments of independent experts, drug trafficking in Mexico generate annual revenues of $ 40 billion.