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Jul 26, 2007, 12:22 PM

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Crackdown on crooked cops in Baja

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From the LA Times. Full story here:,0,110385.story

"Baja California sees a lucrative future in the luxury residential towers sprouting up along its coast, and officials are hoping developments by the likes of Donald Trump will bring Southern California prosperity south of the border.

"But there's a problem: The 5-mile highway from the border to the beaches is notorious for police who pull tourists' cars over in search of bribes.

"Now Tijuana police say they're cleaning up the route and targeting corruption elsewhere in an effort to make the border area more inviting.

"They're installing cameras to catch extortion attempts, publicizing that people can pay tickets with credit cards and transferring corrupt cops. They've deployed a squad of female traffic officers to offer courteous help to tourists. They've even declared the stretch of road a 'no-ticket' highway."

More on the LA Times website.

Rolly Pirate

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