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  • August 12, 2019
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Governor of Tamaulipas exposed problematic by arms trafficking in CONAGO-FGR meeting

Tamaulipas president participates in the meeting of 29 Governors with the Attorney General of the Republic, Alejandro Gertz Manero.

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August 12 of the 2019

Mexico City.- The Governor, Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, requested Monday more coordination between local and federal authorities to combat arms trafficking in the country.

The president participated in the Meeting of the National Conference of Governors (CONAGO) with the head of the Attorney General's Office, Alejandro Gertz Manero.

During the meeting, in which 29 leaders participated, different perspectives on public safety were addressed; the Governor of Tamaulipas reiterated that in order to achieve a more effective fight against crime, it is necessary to attack arms trafficking.

"You can not understand the violence the operation of criminal groups, if in the weapons they use and especially those that are obviously illegally introduced not only by land but also by air," said Garcia Cabeza de Vaca.

He added that “we have indicated to the Attorney General of the Republic that more emphasis has to be placed on working hand in hand with the Federal Executive, especially the issue of customs, because these weapons do not pass the Rio Grande, pass through the customs of our country , they pass through international airports ».

Among the agreements taken during the meeting, the following stand out: strengthening collaboration and coordination for homicide assessment mechanisms, as well as an approved protocol for action with the National Guard and the creation of the civic justice law.

Subsequently, the members of the Executive Committee on Security and Justice of CONAGO, to which García belongs Cabeza de Vaca, held a working meeting with the Secretaries of Security and Citizen Protection, Alfonso Durazo Montaño; the Secretary of National Defense, General Luis Cresencio Sandoval González; and the Secretary of the Navy, Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Durán.

There, topics on the deployment of the National Guard, the National Police Model, the National Strategy for Addiction Prevention and the illegal introduction of foreign cars were discussed.

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