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GSA and CBP blow almost a Billion dollars
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies about her most recent factfinding visit with Mexican officials, and also about the status of a Bush Administration-ordered "virtual fence", which many in government now consider an expensive failure.
Five men were arrested at Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport yesterday after a failed hijack attempt. An Aero Mexico airplane was hijacked in Cancun and flown to Mexico City as the hijackers threatened to blow up the plane. This was the greatest fear for Mexican authorities as a result of insecurity in that country brought on by the drug war. The hijackers, reportedly from Bolivia, demanded asylum and to talk with President Felipe Calderon.
There are reports from South Texas that there was one heck of a big shoot-out in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico across the river from Laredo, Texas. A U.S. law enforcement official says the Mexican military attempted to stop a vehicle which was a part of a narco motorcade and huge firefight ensued. Sources on the ground say at least 10 people were killed. Texas law enforcement officers in helicopters were reportedly dispatched after the incident.
Mexico's President is said to be unhappy with U.S. efforts to deal with drug consumption here and is reiterating his complaint that the U.S. is contributing to Mexico's violence through the US demand for drugs and the illicit sale of arms. During a visit to Japan, Calderon accused the U.S. of directly contributing to the growing violence on the US-Mexico border though it's lenient U.S. anti drug policies.
Homeland Security Today's David Silverberg says the Mexican drug wars were among this year's top news stories.
Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss the recent killing of a American allegedly by Mexican pirates, a sign that drug cartels are becoming more desperate.
Police aren't the only ones getting caught in the cross fire between Mexican soldiers and drug cartels along the U.S. border with Mexico. Homeland Security Today's David Silverberg says the situation is becoming more dangerous for anyone with a high profile.