Mexican Bulletproof Car Business Grows

Mexicans are turning to bulletproof vehicles to protect them against the country’s rising crime rate.

Mexico is experiencing its most intense level of violence ever as powerful and brutal drug cartels battle to secure their lucrative trade and extend their influence, leaving thousands dead.

As a result, the country’s armored car industry is booming. One industry group is predicting a 10-percent rise in purchases this year, which would beat the previous yearly sales record for Mexico set in 2012, Reuters reported.

The Mexican Automotive Armor Association (AMBA) said 3,284 new bulletproof vehicles hit the road this year.

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