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Ambassador Garza Congratulates Mexican Government on Significant Seizure of Cocaine

Statement by Ambassador Antonio O. Garza

Mexico City, October 5, 2007- “I congratulate the government of Mexico and President Calderon for another victory today in the battle against drug traffickers and criminals, a very significant seizure of approximately 10 tons of cocaine and the detention of seven individuals in Tampico, Tamaulipas.

“I especially commend the dedicated Mexican military and law enforcement officials who risk their lives daily in the fight against those who brazenly kill and poison innocent lives for money.

“The unwavering commitment of the Calderon administration, including the Secretariat of National Defense, PGR, SIEDO, AFI and a range of law enforcement elements, to pursue, confront, and disband the armed criminal gangs operating in Mexico, is having an immediate and successful impact on the drug cartels and in blocking their criminal operations. Today marks another historic success for the Mexican government’s counter-drug initiatives.

“The United States government remains strongly committed to working together with our Mexican partners in the common struggle against drug trafficking and organized crime. This crucial bilateral cooperation is in the interest of our citizens on both sides of the border.”

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