Several law enforcement agencies and first responders had a full-scale exercise designed to test readiness and communications in the event of a widespread disaster – a simulated emergency near the U.S./Mexico border that causes a mass migration of about 3,000 people. 

The simulated emergency involved the detonation of a weapon of mass destruction. 

The drill took place on Tuesday at Santa Teresa High School. Conducted by the Doña Ana County/Las Cruces Office of Emergency Management through a...


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