The exchange of intelligence between U.S. and Mexico have helped to capture or elimination of some 30 leading drug, compared with two arrests that profile in the previous five years, said The New York Times today.
Mexico became "ground zero" in the fight against drug trafficking cartels which are responsible for more than 80 percent of drugs entering the United States, for the assistance which has received more narcotics in Afghanistan last three years and Colombia, established the newspaper.
Recently indicated that CIA operatives and civilian military training have been sent to a military base in northern Mexico, where "for the first time, security officials from both countries work side by side to collect information on cartels the drug and collaborate to plan operations. "
U.S. forces have trained about four thousand 500 new federal agents and recorded conversations led, managed and interrogated suspected informers.
Also, the Pentagon has provided Mexico with new equipment, including Black Hawk helicopter type, and in recent months has sent unmanned aircraft on Mexican territory to track down drug traffickers.
The military base, the newspaper said, was modeled after "intelligence fusion centers" as the United States used in Afghanistan to monitor insurgents.
The text offered as an example of cooperation the recent capture of Jose Antonio Hernandez, accused of hundreds of murders in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, with assistance from the DEA.
Mexico's ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukhan, said in the last year has increased intelligence sharing goes both countries, a sign of understanding that the fight against criminal groups in Mexico should be a shared responsibility.
"International organized crime can only be confronted successfully by working together. The result is so simple and compelling: together we will succeed or fail, "he said Sarukhan