>> It's just not a Chicago problem. It's just not an American problem. It's not just a Mexican problem. It's an international problem.>> Drug enforcement officials from the US and Mexico at a joint press conference on Wednesday, announced a new strategy to combat Mexican drug cartels, that targets their finances.
>> The sole purpose of these entities is one thing and one thing only, money. Which they believe propel them to power.>> DEA officials in Mexican law enforcements said they will combine forces to set up an investigation team in Chicago, to go after drug cartel leaders. And the hundreds of millions of dollars in drug money that flows back into Mexico.
>> We'll be aggressively attacking the cartels' financial infrastructure by denying revenue going back down across the border.>> The joint news conference comes amid strayed relations with the US and Mexico, over the Trump's administration's demands for a border wall changes to NAFDA. While Mexico's president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has vowed to shake up Mexico's war on drug cartels.
Which can help ease tensions with the US as Reuters correspondent Jon Herskovitz.>> This joint panel, this thing with the United States, could be a test of how the approach is cooperation with the United States. And cooperation is matter that has hit so many American cities quite hard.
>> Mexico remains the principal highway for cocaine to the United States and has become the top source of heroin, which is fueling the opioid epidemic.