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Colombia, Mexico to Strengthen Cooperation Against Drug Trafficking

The head of Colombia's anti-narcotics police says his nation will work more closely with Mexico against cartels trafficking drugs between the countries.

In Wednesday's edition of the Mexican newspaper El Universal, Jorge Baron says the members of the left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, have been linked to Mexican drug cartels.

He said Mexico and Colombia are considering ways to share information and coordinate judicial procedures so that drug-traffickers from both countries can be swiftly prosecuted.

Baron made the comments in the southeastern Mexican state of Campeche. He and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe were there for a meeting of Central American leaders aimed at improving social and economic development throughout the region.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.