US, Mexico work together to fight drug cartels

April 2, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
U.S. and Mexican officials say they will soon name a group to develop strategies for stopping the cross-border flow of weapons and drugs. Emerging from a conference Thursday with U.S. officials, Mexican Attorney General Eduardo Medina-Mora said more meetings are needed to develop plans to bring warring drug cartels under control along the border.

Medina-Mora also announced plans to begin checking 10 percent of the vehicles entering his country from the U.S. for illegal weapons.

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met privately with Medina-Mora, Interior Minister Fernando Gomez-Mont and Public Safety Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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