U.S. and Mexican Officials Agree on Stopping Guns and Drugs

POSTED: Monday, April 6, 2009 - 7:26am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says strategies outlined with Mexican officials this week will put warring drug cartels in a vice.

At a border crossing facility in Laredo on Friday afternoon and Napolitano said U.S. and Mexican officials reached an agreement on several ways to stop the illegal flow of guns and drugs between the two countries. Napolitano says beefed up border inspections, drug and gun sniffing dogs, more information sharing and improved surveillance will operate almost like a vice on the cartels.

Napolitano cited recently seizures of cash and guns as an example of what the two governments can do and since October, Border Patrol officers have seized more than $50 million dollar and 641 firearms.

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