Mexico: Operation Impossible

Question: Why did the Administration give the name "Operation Intercept" to its drive against drugs from Mexico? Answer: Because somebody else had already thought up Mission: Impossible.

The Treasury agents, aircraft and Coast Guard boats that have been swarming on, over and around the 2,500-mile border since September 21 made only 500 arrests and seized just two tons of marijuana by the end of last week. Yet, if the crackdown did temporarily reduce the annual 1,200-ton flow of "grass" from south of the border —presumably because the serious smugglers just sat it out—it...

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