New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Mexico, U.S. attorneys focus on drugs, security
MEXICO QTY (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III and his Mexican counterpart held a full day of talks Tuesday that focused on drug trafficking and dealt with sensitive issues such as the kidnap-murder of a U.S. narcotics agent and security of American tourists in Mexico.
Meese, on his first trip to Mexico since he took office, met with Mexican Attorney General Sergio Garcia and other Mexican officials. A meeting with President Miguel de la Madrid was scheduled for Wednesday.
A joint communique, released by the Garcia Ramirez’ office, said the officials discussed progress in various investigations
Welders dive for leak
DALLAS (AP) — A crew of specialized welders shimmied into a 30-inch water pipeline beneath the Trinity River in an attempt to halt a leak that has left about 80,000 area residents with limited water supplies.
The task was to repair a leak in a Trinity River Authority water line that is draining the system of about two to three million gallons of water daily, said Henry Clark, operations manager for the authority’s northern region.
“They (the repairmen) dive into the pipe. That’s why I’m glad it's them and not me,’’ said Hark. “I'm claustrophobic.”
The repair operation was expected to take from six to 12 hours and residents of Bedford, Colleyville, Euless. Grapevine and northern sections of North Richland Hills were to receive only minimal water service, Clark said.
He said that even after the repair is done, water conservation will be necessary for days and possibly weeks because the water system will use up much of its reserve storage during the repairs.
The authority will try to close off about a 300-foot section of pipeline, making it water-free during the repair, he said But if workers are unable to flush out all the water from that pipe section, two scuba diving welders will have to dive into the pipe
The repair teams will enter the pipe from a manhole on the riverbank and shimmy about TO feet into the pipeline to get to reach the leak If the welding crews are unable to fix the leak, it will have to be repaired from above ground by diverting that section of the Trmity River, Clark said, since the pipe is buried in the river bottom
Bv Stella Wilder
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involving narcotics traffic and related matters, including the killing of Enrique Carua rena Salazar.
Camarena Salazar, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent based in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Mexican pilot Alfredo Zavala, who had worked for the DEA, were kidnapped Feb. 7. Their badly beaten bodies were found March 5 on a ranch 60 miles (95kms) southeast of the city.
The communique gave no details on the discussions of the issue, which severely strained relations between the two countries. The United States expressed its displeasure over the initial pace of the investigation by
intensifying searches of Mexican vehicles entering the United States. The measure backed up traffic at the border for hours, hurt trade on both sides and irritated Mexican officials.
Two men reputed to be kingpins in the Mexican narcotics trade are among those charged with the murders and among at least 40 people arrested in the sweeping investigation of the case.
The case also focused attention on crimes against American tourists, another subject tackled by the attorneys general.
The United States has expressed concern about crimes along Mexican highways,
failure to resolve the cases and inadequate safety standards at beach and other recreational areas.
Mexico maintains that tourists are safe here and that the number of crimes against them is not significant in proportion to the 17 million U.S. tourists who have visited Mexico in the past five years. However, it fears that criticism abroad will diminish tourism, its largest earner of foreign exchange after oil.
Meese and Garcia Ramirez also discussed cooperation between their two offices in combatting naroctics trafficking, the joint Mexico-U.S. program for eradication of marijuana and poppies and a Mexican
government public information program on the problems of drug traffic and dependency, the communique said.
“Both attorneys general recognized that there lias been progress in the efforts to combat the traffic of drugs and also agreed on the necessity of constantly increasing the struggle against this activity,” the communique said.
It said the talks were “frank, broad and of mutual benefit.”
Tuesday’s meeting was a continuation of talks the two officials held in Washington last March, when tension over the Camarena case was high.
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