(Phoenix, Ariz. -- Feb. 19, 2010) The following My Turn column is written
by Attorney General Terry Goddard regarding his Feb. 14-17 visit to Mexico
to meet with top law enforcement officials about increasing border security.
The challenging fight against organized crime on both sides of the border can be waged
most effectively when law enforcement strategies by both nations are closely coordinated.
A series of top-level meetings in Mexico last week moved us significantly closer to
maximizing our efforts.