No Quick End to Mexico Drug War

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 5:39am

Mexico City - Mexico's security minister said the government's war on drug gangs could last for four more years.

Genero Garcia Luna told Reuters that no one should expect a quick victory in the drug fight launched by President Calderon in 2006.

He said judging by past anti-crime fights in Italty and Colombia, it would likely take six to eight years to control organized crime.

President Felipe Calderon has deployed more than 70,000 military personnel and federal police across the country to fight the cartels who themselves are in a battle for lucrative smuggling routes.

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