Yesterday the US Department of Justice outlined the increased efforts and reallocation of federal law enforcement personnel to combat Mexican drug cartels in the United States and to help Mexican law enforcement battle cartels in their own country.

Reports obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police reveal that a crisis condition exists at the US-Mexico border, with a death toll exceeding 6,000 people and that Mexican criminals possess massive firepower equal to -- or surpassing -- that of the Mexican military.

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