Mexico and the US sign the “Frozen” program to stop firearms trafficking

Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard reported via twitter that the meeting of Public Security Secretary Alfonso Durazo and the US Ambassador Christopher Landau concluded to freeze illegal arms trafficking to Mexico.

The governments of Mexico and the United States announced the “Frozen” program to stop the trafficking of firearms manufactured in the United States of America that are smuggled into Mexican national territory.

The signing of the agreement and announcement will take place on Monday during a meeting in which Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón, Secretary of Public Security and Citizen Protection, Alfonso Durazo and the United States Ambassador to Mexico will participate Christopher Landau

The “Frozen” operation will seek to stop the passage of firearms through five points detected between the border of both nations, mainly two identified in the border with Texas.

The operation will include the disarmament of “facade” companies controled by criminal organizations and cartels to enter them into national territory. The strategy will also include the investigation of military high commands from both nations, as well as police officers that have been caught trafficking arms.

According to the official data presented on October 14th, 133,753 licenses for the sale of firearms are currently active and operating in the United States there are built (September 2019).

The Yucatan Times Newsroom