Report: Arrests of Americans in Tijuana Up in 2008

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that despite all the tourists scared away by the bloody struggle between Tijuana police and Mexican drug lords, which Travel Agent told you about this week, Tijuana continues to lead the world in arrests of Americans abroad. In fact, arrests there increased in the last year, while figures were falling in the rest of Mexico and the world. In the year ended Sept. 30, 687 Americans were arrested in Tijuana, according to U.S. State Department statistics requested by the Los Angeles Times.

According to the Times story, that figure far exceeds numbers for runners-up: London (274 arrests), Mexico City (142) and Hong Kong (107).

To read the full story, visit www.travel.latimes.com.

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