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Jun 24, 2014, 9:23 AM

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Mexican Law Enforcement Vehicles

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Hello all, here is part of my new guide, Mexican Law Enforcement Vehicles

http://www.chapalalaw.com/Mxpolice.pdf
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WilliamG

Oct 6, 2014, 4:23 PM

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Thanks for this. There is a policia who drives one of the white trucks, policia vial, along the Carretera in Ajijic. He stopped us recently for not wearing seatbelts and insisted that we give him $900pesos or risk imprisonment.

He stuck his hand in the window, down low, so we could count the bills into his hand. So, just FYI, watch out for this guy. He stopped us in front of the Yellow Bank building, and I have seen him there often, usually stopping cars with foreign license plates.


cbviajero

Oct 6, 2014, 4:53 PM

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Why didn't you ask him for the ticket instead of paying an exorbitant bribe and in doing so encourage more of this type of behavior?
Nobody goes to jail for not wearing seatbelts.


WilliamG

Oct 6, 2014, 5:03 PM

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We asked for a ticket. He absolutely did not want to write one.

Told us it would go very badly for us. Insisted that we pay. So, because we had an appointment that we needed to get to, finally paid him off. We were victims of the corruption, not the ones at fault.

Plus, do not want to be hassled later as a result of arguing with a crooked cop.


tashby


Oct 6, 2014, 5:26 PM

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Sorry this happened to you WilliamG. The Tránsito in Ajijic are notorious for this type of behavior. Many of them - but not all - are corrupt, and yes, you are the victim. But the sad news is.... that's the way it is here. For a mordida-seeking traffic cop, Ajijic is paradise with all the foreigners that come through. He gamed you, you caved in, and you paid an excessive amount of money.

It would probably be worth your while to talk to a (good) local attorney who often works with foreigners so you can learn where you stand re simple traffic stops. The alternative is to be an easy target for money, whenever you're spotted in your car. Good luck.


sparks


Oct 6, 2014, 5:50 PM

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Fat guy in a Chevy/Ford pickup got me about 5-6 years ago. Same guy still around ??

I had a dentist appointment, first time I was ever stopped and he got me for 200.

Just insist on a ticket and be late for your appointment. Told my dentist after and she said you should have called me. She was ready to give the police hell for molesting her business

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tashby


Oct 6, 2014, 6:32 PM

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Fat guy in a Chevy/Ford pickup got me about 5-6 years ago. Same guy still around ??


Pffffffft. You'll have to be more specific than that!


cbviajero

Oct 6, 2014, 7:10 PM

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Fat guy in a Chevy/Ford pickup got me about 5-6 years ago. Same guy still around ??


Pffffffft. You'll have to be more specific than that!

Jaja,it was probably the one with the moustache...
 
 
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