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    By Victoria Dittmar.

    The Mexican government's shuttering of a special criminal investigative unit that worked with US anti-drug agents has added new cracks in a security relationship that once formed the foundation of efforts to combat organized crime in both countries.

    Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador said at an April 21 news conference that his government had dismantled "more than a year ago" a Sensitive Investigative Unit (SIU) that worked with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The statement came a few days after Reuters published a report on the unit's closure in April 2021. Before that, Mexican authorities had not yet made the decision public.

    The shutdown came months after the release of Salvador Cienfuegos, Mexico’s former defense minister, whose US arrest on drug trafficking and corruption charges sparked outrage from the Mexican government. ...

    Continue reading at InSight Crime: Elite Unit's Closure Further Evidence of Reshuffling of US-Mexico Security Cooperation. More #InSightCrime.

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