AMLO says he trusts DEA agents in Mexico

AMLO trusts that DEA agents in Mexico will respect the country's sovereignty.

AMLO trusts that DEA agents in Mexico will respect the country’s sovereignty.

Photo: Presidency of Mexico / EFE

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, assured that he trusts the agents of the Drug Control Administration (DEA) of the United States who are in the country and said that they respect Mexican sovereignty.

If you ask me if we trust, I would say yes, that illegal acts are not going to be committed, illicit that affect our sovereignty ”, specified the president during his morning press conference.

López Obrador responded to this after the newspaper Milenio published a note on Tuesday denouncing the alleged failure of the DEA’s actions to prevent Mexican drug trafficking from continuing to recruit Mexican agents.

We have no information that they are doing activities without informing the Government of Mexico“, He asserted.

He said that the laws in Mexico changed to regulate the presence of foreign agents in the country. “There it is clear how many can be, they are not allowed to be with weapons, there is a number, they have to notify about their activities,” he commented.

And he recalled that with the previous regulatory framework these conditions were not respected, so now the relationship between the United States and Mexico is based on responsibility and mutual respect.

He assured that for this reason now the DEA agents “could not do something behind our backs.”

It also indicated that the United States Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, has been a great conduit to strengthen ties with the country neighbor and highlighted his Mexican origin.

In 2020, the Chamber of Deputies approved the reform of the National Security Law that removed the immunity of foreign agents in the country.

The initiative forces agents from other countries to share their information with Mexican authorities, prohibits them from arresting people, requires an authorization to carry weapons, establishes that they do not have judicial immunity and threatens expulsion from the agencies if they break the law. .

With information from Efe.

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