Israel, Mexico join to fight drugs

JERUSALEM, Feb. 17 (JTA) — Israel and Mexico have signed an agreement to fight drug trafficking between their countries. The accord was signed this week by Foreign Minister David Levy and his visiting Mexican counterpart, Angel Gurria. The two also signed agreements to establish regular consultations between their ministries and to waive their countries’ visa requirements for holders of diplomatic passports. The signing ceremony coincided with an announcement by Israeli police that they seized more than 30 pounds of pure cocaine from Mexico last month at the port of Haifa. Seven Israelis suspected of involvement were detained, police said.

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