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In order to crackdown on drug violence in Mexico City neighborhoods, a new program has been put in place to to remove weapons without the use of force. Instead, they are allowing residents to trade their smaller guns in for cash or an Xbox Console (not an Xbox 360). Large caliber weapons and machine guns can be traded in for computers. I wonder what they give for a Bazooka?

Organizers say they have 100 computers ready for the first wave of the program, each worth 8,500 pesos ($769) and equipped with software donated by Microsoft. On the first day, Olayo said the city received 17 guns, including 12 from Tepito.

If successful, the program will be extended to Iztapalapa, another area targeted by police where last week 800 officers expropriated a six-block neighborhood filled with stores selling parts torn from stolen cars.

Source: Yahoo News

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