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'Once it starts, it escalates': Crime is rising in Mexico City, and police are trying to swoop down on it before it gets worse

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MEXICO CITY - Masked police officers pointed semi-automatic rifles from a helicopter that flew low over Mexico City last week as security forces employ unprecedented heavy-handed tactics to combat a rise in levels of drug violence rarely seen in the capital.
In a sight more familiar to Mexico's most dangerous border cities, goggled and masked officers hung from open doors, surveying the streets, their weapons trained on the ground 250 meters below. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: A drone captured shocking footage of inequality in Mexico City...
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