The United States and Mexico have reached a tentative agreement to crack down on fentanyl and guns crossing the southern border, according to exclusive reporting by NBC News.
The deal comes after months of negotiations between officials from both countries, with the US seeking Mexico’s help to counter the flow of fentanyl from China through Mexico and into the US.
Meanwhile, Mexico is looking for more reporting from the US on guns that are crossing the border, and plans to use more law enforcement sources to track the production of fentanyl.
The deal aims to repair the strained relationship between the two countries and combat both problems.
Over 50,000 pounds of fentanyl were seized at the southern border in 2022.