MEXICO ASKS THE UNITED STATES TO BE MORE VIGILANT REGARDING ARMS TRAFFICKING ON THE BORDER

The Mexican Attorney General’s Office and the Foreign Ministry report that as part of the effort to improve security on the border the working group on arms trafficking of the Mexico-United States law enforcement group met on June 17th.

During the meeting, both governments agreed on the need to strengthen coordination and the exchange of information in order to improve identification techniques as well as the detection and interception of arms. Mexican officials requested that the United States strengthen surveillance in order to prevent arms trafficking on the border.

The group agreed: 

To reactivate the role of border liaisons between the Federal Preventive Police and the Attorney General’s Office in Mexico and the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

To strengthen the analyses that are done after the arms are captured to determine their origin, routes and final destinations.

To increase the capacity to trace arms in the border states.

To improve the exchange of information in real time to assist the investigations of the border states.