who equips most of his employees with handguns, has just 150 AR-15 rifles to spread among 3,000 officers. Arms smugglers bring more than that into Mexico in a typical two-hour period.
"We have to find a better filter," he said wearily. "We're losing."
Sunday, November 04, 2007
US firepower fuels Mexican cartel wars
Among those who concern themselves with smuggling across America's southern border, there is a truism: Drugs flow north, money and guns flow south. A lot of guns. ABC News and the Washington Post report that 100% of drug related killings in Mexico are carried out with American weapons. A Mexican government study estimates about 2,000 guns per day illegally enter Mexico from the United States. The police director in Tijuana,