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Zetas Scouting For El Salvador's Weapons

By: AP
By: AP

MEXICO CITY (AP) - El Salvador's president says members of the
Zetas drug cartel have gone on scouting missions to his country in
an attempt to obtain weapons from corrupt police officers and
soldiers.

President Mauricio Funes says there are a lot of weapons left
over from El Salvador's 12-year civil war and that the flow of guns
there is "shocking."

Funes said Tuesday after a meeting with Mexican President Felipe
Calderon that the Zetas have not settled in El Salvador like they
have done in Guatemala but said some local gangs are working for
them.

Mexican drug cartels have been increasingly moving to Central
America as Mexico cracks down on them.

Funes said there needs to be a regional approach to fighting
drug cartels in Central America.


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