Monday, July 11, 2011

US border plan puts emphasis on drug prevention

The Associated Press (Nogales, AZ) July 7, 2011

"The government's updated security plan for the U.S.-Mexico border keeps its focus on trying to stop drug and gun smuggling but contains an added emphasis on preventing and treating drug use in communities along the border.
Drug czar Gil Kerlikowske said Thursday that efforts over the past two years have rightly focused on border security, but he believes there has to be a holistic approach that confronts America's demand for illegal drugs.
'I spent 37 years in law enforcement, and my colleagues say you can't arrest your way out of this drug problem,' said Kerlikowske, who along with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano unveiled the update in the Arizona border city of Nogales, using the local Border Patrol station as their backdrop." Read More

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