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Former Drug Czar Makes Controversial Statements About Border Security

October 16, 2011 Leave a comment

EL PASO, Texas — Comments made about border security by former drug czar, retired general Barry McCaffrey, at a U.S. House subcommittee Friday caught the attention of U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-El Paso.

“I really believe that it had a political purpose,” said Reyes.

McCaffrey testified that he participated in a seminar-style meeting in El Paso within the last 18 months alongside “100 people” from El Paso and Mexico. The topic was the threat of drug cartel-connected criminals operating in Texas.

“People from both sides of the border said they feel intimidated and a senior police official in the city of El Paso, in response to a question from a Mexican national, said, ‘If these people come across the border, I will not be able to protect you,'” McCaffrey testified.

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