United States. – Responsible for the Under Secretary of State drug trafficking International and Security Affairs ee.uu., Todd Robinson this Thursday a “drug tunnel“Found on the California border Mexico what to cross the wisdom of criminals By accepting part of the blame for the problem.
,dealers are smartWe have to be more intelligent and creative,” said the official, who was accompanying the ambassador of United States of America in MexicoKen Salazar.
drug trafficking “This is changing and we must change too,” stressed the Under Secretary, recognizing the effects of trafficking in opioids like fentanyl that affect communities. America You Mexico,
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“We have to recognize America Our responsibility for (smuggling) weapons and money that crosses the border to the south,” Robinson said in Spanish.
Robinson indicated that as part of the bilateral agreement Mexico Arrived last January, the two cooperate against the country drug trafficking But they also recognize that damage to public health and armed violence are common problems that require joint solutions.
“We have to acknowledge that there is a major problem with guns coming to the South, which is why my colleagues in law enforcement are cooperating more closely with their counterparts. MexicoTo monitor the situation and stop the flow of weapons,” Robinson said.
For his part, Salazar reported that he went to the border to find out firsthand the traffic situation and decided to make a statement next to a “narco-tunnel” to “show the reality that exists at the border”. Did.
This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that overdose deaths in India ee.uu, They increased to more than 100,000 in 2021, the highest figure in history.
Ambassador said the visit that Under Secretary Robinson made this week Mexico It is a follow-up to an earlier high-level delegation from President Joe Biden’s administration that met with the president in October. MexicoAndrés Manuel López Obrador, and with his cabinet and public security team.
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Robinson and Salazar are scheduled to meet with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard on Thursday on the Mexican side of the border.
Will offer a press conference at the consulate of Salazar and Ebrard America To discuss border infrastructure development and priorities in Tijuana.
They locate a narco-tunnel that connects Mexico to the United States.