Governmental officials attend Border Coalition Meeting.
In an attempt to prevent violence in Mexico from spilling over into the Rio Grande Valley many local, state and federal law enforcement agencies attended a border coalition meeting on how to protect local residents, Michelle Macias has the story.
It was a packed house at the McAllen Convention Center on Thursday morning as governmental agencies gathered together to discuss border security for the Valley. It also was a way of evaluating the effectiveness of state operations at controlling drug related violence and crimes along the Texas/Mexico border. One resident who has been affected by all the illegal activity is Margarito Trujillo who owns a restaurant on the banks of the river. He says that he has seen illegal immigrants and drug smugglers swim from Mexico onto the Texas side on a daily basis. He wants this to stop and the only way he thinks it will work is by adding more manpower along the border.