Border Violence

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it is sending more agents and equipment to the southwestern border to fight Mexican drug cartels.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Deputy Attorney
General David Ogden are at the White House announcing that they are
stepping up efforts to keep violence from spilling over the U.S. border.

Violent turf battles among the cartels have wracked Mexico in recent years, and led to a spate of kidnappings and home invasions in some U.S. cities.

Authorities say they will increase the number of immigrations and customs agents, drug agents and anti-gun trafficking agents operating along the border.

Prosecutors say they will make a greater effort to go after those smuggling guns and drug profits from the U.S. into Mexico.

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