Mexico and the U.S. agree on plan against drug and arms trafficking

17/01/2020
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Mexico and the U.S. agree on plan against drug and arms trafficking
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Mexico and the U.S. agree on plan against drug and arms trafficking

17/01/2020
19:54
Reuters
Mexico City
Miguel Ángel Gutiérrez, Stefanie Eschenbacher, Daina Beth Solomon & Daniel Wallis/REUTERS
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U.S. Attorney General William Barr and top Mexican officials also addressed the arrest of Genaro García Luna

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Mexico and the United States have agreed on a plan to combat illicit trafficking of arms, drugs, and money, the Mexican government said on Thursday, following meetings between U.S. Attorney General William Barr and top Mexican officials, who also addressed the arrest of Genaro García Luna

The two neighboring countries also agreed to cooperate on measures to reduce drug consumption and combat addiction, the Mexican foreign ministry said in a statement.

“A number of advances on the issue of arms trafficking were discussed with the aim of analyzing how to implement operations with non-intrusive technologies in key points of the border to stop the movement of arms and ammunition into our country,” it said.

Did you know Genaro García Luna inexplicably built a fortune in 6 years?

In November, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups after a series of security lapses, including the murder of nine women and children of U.S.-Mexican origin in northern Mexico.

The threat prompted a speedy request for talks by Mexico and Barr made an initial visit to the country last month.

Did you know the U.S. wanted to designate Mexican cartels as terrorists?

Meanwhile, Mexico has been preparing a package of judicial reforms that could allow wiretaps to be used as evidence in court, as well as measures to limit legal challenges to avoid extradition delays for criminal suspects.

Such reforms could facilitate cooperation on security between Mexico and the United States, which under Trump has pressed López Obrador to tighten border security in order to stem the flow of migrants north from Central America.

Did you know Trump agreed to curb down arms trafficking from the U.S. into Mexico?

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