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In this Oct. 24, 2012 photo, an army convoy patrols near the town of Apatzingan in Michoacan state, Mexico. Knights Templar, a quasi-religious drug cartel that controls the area and most of the state, monitors the movements of the military and police around the clock. The gang's members not only live off methamphetamine and marijuana smuggling and extortion, they maintain country roads, control the local economy and act as private debt collectors for citizens frustrated with the courts, soldiers say. (Alexandre Meneghin / Associated Press)

Gang rules 6 years after start of Mexico drug war

APATZINGAN, Mexico – Forest-camouflaged pickups roared to life as the Mexican soldiers pulled on their black masks and hoisted their Heckler & Koch G3 assault rifles.
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