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Report faults US efforts to curb gun smuggling

WASHINGTON (AP) - Investigators say the government's efforts to
stop the flow of guns from the United States to Mexico have
suffered in recent years. They say there's no clear plan to fight
gunrunners linked with drug cartels.
The Government Accountability Office, which is to deliver its
findings to Congress tomorrow, noted that federal agencies only
recently began coordinating with their Mexican counterparts on ways
to stop gunrunning along the border.
The investigators were critical of the two principal U.S.
agencies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, for not working
together.
Citing ATF data, an investigator says that over the past three
years, more than 90 percent of the firearms traced after being
seized in Mexico have come from the U.S.


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