Governor announces renewal of commission to help state tackle organized crime

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May 24—Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday the revival of a long-dormant commission aimed at thwarting organized crime across the state, from drug dealing to gun running to human trafficking.

The reestablished Organized Crime Commission will have "sweeping powers" to interrupt "incredibly sophisticated" long-term operations, the governor said.

The group, composed of seven members including law enforcement officials, public safety leaders and a retired judge, is tasked with researching organized crime in New Mexico, compiling data and providing annual reports to the state Legislature, 2nd Judicial District Attorney Sam Bregman, the commission's chairman, said at a news conference Wednesday at the state Capitol.

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