U.S. Requests Mexico Avoid Buying Scanning Devices From China

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The United States government has updated its own security equipment for the southern border yet asked the Mexican government not to buy scanning technology from China.  Ambassador Ken Salazar warned the equipment “is not considered reliable in regard to data integrity…” and it “could inhibit our efforts to interrupt traffic of chemical precursors, synthetic drugs such as fentanyl, methamphetamines, and cash….” An anonymous senior Mexican Official stated, “Obviously [the United States has its] own concerns and reasoning, but from a Mexican perspective these are processes that have to be done according to our own laws.”