President Felipe Calderon urged the Lower House leader John Boehner U.S. to end arms trafficking that has fueled the drug violence in Mexico. A statement from the president stressed “the importance of implementing stricter measures to stop illegal trafficking of weapons and cash into our country.”
Drug cartels in Mexico import most of their weapons from the United States.
Boehner and the Michigan legislator, Dave Camp, visited Mexico on Friday along with other members of Congress to address security issues, economic and political ties with Mexican authorities. The statement added that the U.S. delegation recognized the five-year offensive against drug cartels. The U.S. delegation visited Colombia and Brazil advance.