Binational task force looks to dismantle organized crime along the border
By Sergio Chapa, June 8, 2018
Nelson Balido, a San Antonio businessman who is an adviser to the governor, spoke at the press conference about the private sector’s role in the binational campaign. He believes the task force will benefit residents and businesses.
“It’s another layer of security and piece of mind that their investments will be safe,” Balido said.
Although the intensity of Mexico’s drug war has greatly diminished, a lack of trust in local law enforcement officials remains an issue for many Tamaulipas residents — a key reason that the toll-free number and WhatsApp account were set up to ring on the U.S. side of the border.
“The bottom line is that as photos and information come in, they will be processed and acted upon,” Balido said. “Action will be taken.”