Friday, February 17, 2012

Three Ton "No More Weapons" Billboard Unveiled At Mexico-U.S. Border

Mexican President Calderón Hinojosa says, "No More Weapons."

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 17, 2012

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico - On Thursday, Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa unveiled a "No More Weapons" billboard near the bordertown Córdova-Américas International bridge.
Calderón Hinojosa said, that a strong effort to keep U.S. weapons from entering Mexico has been launched and is pushing for the U.S. government to do the same. The U.S. government agencies in Arizona, including the AFT and U.S. Attorney's Office in the state are being investigated for letting numerous straw buyer weapons to cross over into Mexico during the "Fast and Furious" weapons initiative. Most of the weapons ended up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Some of the weapons became unaccounted for the U.S. Department of Justice probe found. Several of the weapons were used to kill two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, one in the U.S. and other in Mexico.
Calderón Hinojosa says, the Mexican government has arrested more than 30 most wanted drug cartel leaders in Mexico and 140 thousand weapons, including 84 thousand high power weapons.
The billboard was made by the National Secretary of Defense (Sedena) from three tons of crushed illegal U.S. weapons. It will be displayed at the border crossing into Ciudad Juarez from El Paso, Texas.

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