☷Joint Statement from Mexico Canada and the United States Reaffirming Our Shared Commitment to Address the Regional Challenge of Synthetic Drugs and Firearms Trafficking
White House ( By Press Release office)
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The scope of the Trilateral Fentanyl Committee has been expanded to include firearms trafficking associated with illicit drug production and distribution , under the North American Drug Dialogue . As a first step , we will create a report documenting cross - border firearms seizures in all three countries , which will help us understand the routes and methods used by criminal organizations involved in drug and firearms trafficking . We will also increase our use of the U . S . Department of Justice ' s Bureau of Alcohol , Tobacco , Firearms and Explosives ' ( ATF ) eTrace database for joint investigations into the illegal trafficking of firearms across our borders . To enhance information sharing on criminals and illicit activities related to fentanyl and firearms trafficking , Mexico has been invited to embed personnel at the U . S . Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center , joining Canadian personnel who are already there . We ' re confident that by working together , we can improve the safety and well - being of our citizens and communities . We ' ll be taking strong action to stop the illegal trafficking of fentanyl , precursor chemicals , and firearms across our shared borders , as well as increasing efforts to investigate and prosecute those responsible for these terrible crimes . We ' ll also be providing support to those affected by these crimes and those in recovery . The Mexican delegation , led by Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection Rosa Icela Rodriguez , included several other government officials . The US delegation , led by White House Homeland Security Advisor Dr . Elizabeth Sherwood - Randall , also included various officials . The Canadian delegation , led by Deputy Clerk and National Security and Intelligence Advisor to the Prime Minister Nathalie Drouin , had several representatives as well .
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