HomeNewsBriefUS to Deliver 3rd Black Hawk Helicopter to Mexican Police
BRIEF

US to Deliver 3rd Black Hawk Helicopter to Mexican Police

MERIDA INITIATIVE / 22 NOV 2011 BY GEOFFREY RAMSEY EN

The U.S. announced that it would deliver a Black Hawk helicopter to Mexico’s Federal Police, honoring its commitments under the Merida Initiative, which aims to boost law enforcement in the country.

Mexico’s El Universal reports that helicopter, worth $20 million, will be transferred on December 8, and is the third UH 60 Black Hawk delivered so far. Three more have been promised to the federal police agency.

According to the U.S. State Department, a total of 14 helicopters have so far been handed over to the Mexican government as part of the Merida Initiative.

The agency has also said that more than 6,800 federal police officers, 4,300 judicial sector employees, and 2,000 corrections staff have so far received training as a result of the aid package.

share icon icon icon

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

What are your thoughts? Click here to send InSight Crime your comments.

We encourage readers to copy and distribute our work for non-commercial purposes, with attribution to InSight Crime in the byline and links to the original at both the top and bottom of the article. Check the Creative Commons website for more details of how to share our work, and please send us an email if you use an article.

Was this content helpful?

We want to sustain Latin America’s largest organized crime database, but in order to do so, we need resources.

DONATE

Related Content

MEXICO / 31 AUG 2012

The discovery of 14 bodies in an abandoned van outside the capital of San Luis Potosi, Mexico marks the fifth…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 23 AUG 2011

In a video interview, a hitman talks calmly about killing 300 people in his career working for a Mexican cartel,…

MEXICO / 19 JUL 2012

Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto discussed his proposed plan to create a specialized military force under civilian control in a…

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

Apure Investigation Makes Headlines

22 OCT 2021

InSight Crime’s investigation into the battle for the Venezuelan border state of Apure resonated in both Colombian and Venezuelan media. A dozen outlets picked up the report, including Venezuela’s…

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime Tackles Illegal Fishing

15 OCT 2021

In October, InSight Crime and American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) began a year-long project on illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing in…

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime Featured in Handbook for Reporting on Organized Crime

8 OCT 2021

In late September, the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) published an excerpt of its forthcoming guide on reporting organized crime in Indonesia.

THE ORGANIZATION

Probing Organized Crime in Haiti

1 OCT 2021

InSight Crime has made it a priority to investigate organized crime in Haiti, where an impotent state is reeling after the July assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, coupled with an…

THE ORGANIZATION

Emergency First Aid in Hostile Environments

24 SEP 2021

At InSight Crime's annual treat, we ramped up hostile environment and emergency first aid training for our 40-member staff, many of whom conduct on-the-ground investigations in dangerous corners of the region.