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Armored car sales are booming in Mexico

Monday, July 2, 2012

Eighty million citizens in Mexico headed to the polls yesterday to elect a new president at a time when drug war violence remains a crucial issue. Some of them likely took that journey in their own armored vehicles.

More than 50,000 people have died in Mexico’s drug war, causing the armored car business to boom, allowing regular families with enough pesos the opportunity to make their vehicles safe havens.

“I would say in the last four years, the business is up 1,000 percent. It’s huge,” an auto shop owner in Mexico told ABC News’ Cecilia Vega.

Source: ABC News