EU accepts Mexican agents to combat trafficking in arms

United States accepts the request of 23 Mexican agents to its territory to work in the fight against the trafficking of arms, informed this Saturday the Chancellor of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard.

“United States accepts that Mexico sends to (…) 23 agents who want to concentrate on the theme of arms”, said the former parliamentary party’s canceller Morena and invoked the “principle of reciprocity”.

Indicated that security agents Estadounidenses works in Mexican territory and its presence and activities are regulated by the Mexican National Security Act approved in 2020, which establishes new parameters for this type of cooperation.

President Izquierdista Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been critical of the act that elements of state agencies take place in Mexico in previous governments, alleging that, on occasions, they are attacking sovereignty and the law of the country.

One of the most cited cases of the mandate is the “Rapid and Furious” operation, between 2006 and 2011, when Washington agencies illegally introduced arms to Mexico with the end of detention and mafia maneuvers, before which terminals were used in crimes within the country.

“Now we have our usual agents in the United States on the subject that we are occupying our arms, mainly, but not exclusively, but mainly,” Ebrard said in a teleconference from Honduraswill carry out an official visit.

The Mexican strategy against the trafficking of arms also includes a historic lawsuit filed in August in a federal court in Boston against major manufacturers of these countries, which seeks to conduct a “negligent and illicit” trade in its products.

Mexico and Washington launches the finals of this year, a “new stage” of security cooperation through the visit of the Secretary of State of the State Antony Blinken in October.

For this, we will set up a “high level group” that includes five work teams to address topics such as the crime and persecution of criminal groups operating in the two countries.

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