- Associated Press - Thursday, January 30, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico sheriffs say they want more resources to battle human smuggling and drug trafficking along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association visited the Roundhouse on Thursday to demand more equipment and funding for deputies aimed at tackling border issues.

Jack LeVick, the group’s executive director, says sheriffs feel that the border “is not secure” and still face problems ranging for Mexican drug cartel activity to finding immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally.

LeVick says the group also is opposed to turning a Dona Ana County area in the Organ Mountains into a monument. He says sheriffs believe that will aid cartels by opening new trafficking routes.

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