New Mexico Boosts Patrols on Border
POSTED: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 1:12pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 2, 2010 - 12:06pm
Santa Fe, NM - New Mexico is boosting its police presence on the border.
Gov. Bill Richardson's office said the New Mexico State Police and county sheriff's departments have increased patrols along the border.
The U.S. Border Patrol has also boosted its presence.
Richardson said it is important for law enforcers to "continue to be on guard against drug-related violence on the Mexican side of the border."
In 2005, Richardson declared a state of emergency along the New Mexico-Mexico boundary because of border-related violence.
Earlier this month, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced increased national guard troops and helicopter patrols on the U.S./Mexico border from Brownsville to El Paso.