FBI Technology To Help Mexico Cops!

FBI Technology To Help Mexico Cops!
Posted by FoM on January 15, 1999 at 21:05:52 PT

MEXICO CITY The United States is giving Mexico a new computer system to track criminal records and a database to track stolen vehicles as part of a broad plan to improve anti-crime cooperation between the two countries, the head of the FBI said Friday. 
FBI Director Louis J. Freeh, after meetings with top Mexican officials, said the two countries need to cooperate more to fight terrorism, drug smuggling and financial fraud -- all of which he called threats to democracy. ``International criminal plans can only be defeated when police and agents in law enforcement organizations all over the world work together, pick up the phone and talk to each other, share information with each other, and trust each other,'' Freeh said. He praised the combined police work that netted fugitive Mexican banker Carlos Cabal Peniche in Australia on fraud charges in November, and the investigations into the Arellano Felix brothers, who drug agents believe head up the mighty Tijuana Cartel. The computer systems, as well as DNA technology and increased training for Mexican law enforcers, will be provided as a U.S. contribution to a broad anti-crime plan announced last year by President Ernesto Zedillo. The plan includes the creation of a national police force and boosted budgets for local cops starting this year. But U.S.-Mexico cooperation in law enforcement remains a sensitive subject eight months after a U.S. sting operation indicted more than two dozen Mexican bankers on money-laundering charges. Mexico has charged U.S. agents with violating Mexican sovereignty during the three-year investigation. The two countries have been working to mend relations since the troubles, and Freeh took pains to praise Mexican police, saying U.S. demand for drugs has made their job harder. 
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Comment #1 posted by Murt on January 15, 1999 at 21:33:10 PT:
Good work,FOM. Keep that news coming!
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