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Sales of armored cars surge in violence-prone Mexico

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Sales of armored cars in Mexico were up 10 percent in 2012 from the previous year, according to the Mexican Automotive Armour Association, MAAA.

Of a total of 3102 purchases of armored vehicles, 70 percent were made by the private sector and the rest by government, said MAAA president, Fernando Echeverri, Buyers were looking for amour capable of stopping the rounds fired by the weapons used by criminal organizations, Echeverri reportedly said in a statement, alluding to the drug gangs.



Source: Global post