Regional
8:10 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Feds Eye 'Tip-Line' In Fight Against NM Drug Trafficking

Authorities are scheduled to announce a new push to encourage anonymous reporting of suspected drug trafficking around northern New Mexico.

U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales and local officials are slated to unveil Wednesday in Pojoaque a new project to give authorities intelligence through a new federal tip line.

Billboards about the tip line will go up in the area to get residents familiar with the new service.

The move comes as federal authorities say drug traffickers are using isolated areas in northern New Mexico to transport illegal drugs.

Espanola also is suffering high rates of heroin abuse.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.