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Mexico and U.S. agree on binational weapon, drug program

Mexico City, Mexico — The governments of Mexico and the United States have agreed on a common binational program to reduce the trafficking of weapons, drugs and financial resources of transnational crime networks on land, sea, ports and airports, understanding organized crime as economic entities whose finances must be attacked.

According to a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the meeting, which was headed by the Secretary of Security Alfonso Durazo and the United States Attorney General, William Barr, also resulted on the agreement of binational cooperation in the area of drug use reduction and combating addictions, treating fentanyl as a common problem

They also addressed different advances in arms trafficking in order to analyze the implementation of operations using non-intrusive technological means at key points of the border to stop the transfer of ammunition and weapons from the United States into Mexico.

Prosecutor Barr’s visit was a follow-up from a December meeting to address the collaborative work on security in both countries.

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