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Members of Mexico's Federal Agency of Investigation (AFI) arrest a man during an anti-narcotics operation in Guerrero, a neighborhood of Mexico City, 25 January 2007. Since becoming president, Felipe Calderón has launched three operations against illegal drug traffickers that involved a total of about 20,000 troops and police officers, targeting drug operations in Tijuana, and the states of Michoacán and Guerrero.
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