Douglas, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers put on a clinic for local Mexican authorities from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico to assist them in the application of newly acquired high-tech tools.
Mexican authorities have stepped up their efforts in their fight against terrorism and organized crime. They are receiving high-tech tools that will assist them in their efforts to detect contraband being imported or exported out of their country. To assist them in their efforts, CBP Douglas port of entry held a clinic to assist them in their search techniques and application of their high-tech tools.
"U.S. Customs and Border Protection foments partnerships with many law enforcement agencies," said Jose Lopez, supervisor for passenger processing and liaison with local Mexican law enforcement authorities, "these partnerships are an integral part in securing our nation's borders. The criminal element can no longer commit a crime and casually leave the country to escape the consequences. Protecting the border is now an international exerted effort and is made up of a complex network of many national and international agencies. Customs and Border Protection remains firm in it's commitment to securing our notion's borders."
While anti-terrorism is the primary mision of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the inspection process at the ports of entry associated with this mission results in impressive numbers of enforcement actions in all categories.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.