NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009
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(Nogales, Mexico: Mark Potter) The drug war in Mexico updated; scenes shown of a hotel in Nogales where Mexican police director Juan Pavón was killed; details given about the arrest of hundreds of traffickers operating in the US and Mexico. [ATF William HOOVER- says we’re seeing bloodshed, kidnappings, extortions.] [Attorney General Eric HOLDER- notes the violence and precision of the cartels.] [Former US drug czar retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY- says it’s approaching a national security threat.] [ATF William NEWELL- comments on guns coming in from the US and the assassination of Pavón.] [ATF Tom MANGAN- shows an AK-47 destined for Mexico.] [Senator Jeff BINGAMAN- comments on the call for help from the US to solve this problem.]