Local law enforcement refute claims made by businessman

LAREDO,Texas(KGNS)- A discussion between a CNN host and a businessman turns its attention to Laredo, but not in a positive way.

The comment by businessman Eric Prince who is the founder of security company Blackwater USA is raising questions about its accuracy.

Prince was being interviewed by CNN Anchor Erin Burnett about border security when he turned his attention to border security making claims that border cities like Laredo are gang infested.

That's a claim refuted by local law enforcement. Investigator Albert Escobedo with Laredo PD tells us Laredo has no indications of any type of graffiti or any types of markings associated with criminal organizations from Mexico.

Officials continue to say that Laredo and other border regions are consistently safer than other major metropolitan areas in the United States.