By Don Morgan
We have the people to get the job done--the word from the man at the top of the FBI on protecting border communities from the violence lurking just south of the border.
FBI Director James Comey said the Bureau is working with law enforcement in border communities to focus on violent criminal activity.
"Especially with respect to kidnapings--that's something that we do an awful lot of work on" Comey said during an appearance with other area law enforcement chiefs in San Antonio, adding "We together with our partners here also do a lot of work on transnational organized crime, cartel-related crime, and other international groups."
Meanwhile, Comey said the Bureau is bouncing back from budget cuts, and is hiring hundreds of new agents.
"We have the peopleand the bed space to deal with criminal enforcement--especially on the drug side" Comey said.