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    US presidential candidate Donald Trump leaves after a joint press conference with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (out of frame) in Mexico City on August 31, 2016.

    Trump, Pena Nieto Agree That Drug Cartel Activity Must End

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    US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said after a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto that the two have agreed that the illegal flow of drugs across the border and the operation of cartels should be ended.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States and Mexico must cooperate closely in intelligence sharing and joint military operations against drug cartels and other security threats to maintain border security, Trump said.

    "We all have an interest in keeping our hemisphere safe and free," Trump stated. This can only be done by cooperation in… intelligence sharing and joint operations between our countries.

    A secure border was a strategic necessity for both countries, Trump noted.

    Earlier, President Nieto said the United States had to crack down to halt the flow of illegal funds and thousands of weapons being smuggled into Mexico every year to strengthen the power of the illegal drug cartels.

    "We agreed on the importance of ending the illegal flow of drugs, cash, guns and people across our border and to put the cartels out of business," Trump said on Wednesday night in Phoenix.

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