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Federal officers escort accused drug trafficker and two other alleged drug cartel members in Mexico City in November.

New York feds have more than doubled the time spent breaking up the growing organized crime  network between local gangs and Mexican drug cartels.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents went from spending 13,472 hours in 2009 to more than 30,000 hours last year looking into street criminals-turned-lackeys of Mexican drug rings, officials said.  

Last year, the feds seized more than $35 million and 57 firearms, a record number in New York, according to ICE figures.

“We spent these hours investigating violent, transnational street gang members who are now working closely with sophisticated drug-trafficking organizations,” said James Hayes, special agent in charge of Homeland Security investigations in New York.