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Mexican Governor Hopes Pay Raise Will Help Cut Back On Police Corruption

Drastic measures are called in for the drastic times on the border.

One Mexican border state's governor said he will give police officers a 20 percent raise in hope of deterring officers from being lured into helping drug cartels.

He said the increase would only be given to officers who pass quote "confidence control checks" to prove they have no links to drug cartels.

Some say the low pay police receive is one of the reasons its easier to recruit officers.

According to the Public Safety Department, Mexico's minimum wage is about $145 a month.

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