Under the new program, Mexican agents travel secretly to the U.S. where, with intel and support from the DEA, they launch so-called “boomerang missions” against suspected drug traffickers back across the border.
The operations are yet another indication of the deteriorating security situation in Mexico. By staging operations from the U.S., both governments hope to avoid the cartel corruption that continues to plague the Mexican military. The campaign also skirts around the strict limitations Mexico puts on U.S. agents operating in the country.
The missions are part of the Obama administration’s growing campaign to crack down on Mexico’s violent drug cartels.
Phantom Report: Obama Administration is not cracking down on drug cartels, but rather supplying them with weapons and free range across the U.S. Border.