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Mexico Busts Heavily Armed (U.S. Bound?) Crime Rings

Mexico Busts Heavily Armed (U.S. Bound?) Crime Rings

AUGUST 15, 2008

As the mainstream media ignores rising national security threats by portraying illegal immigrants as harmless, poverty-stricken folks in search of a better life, violence on the southern border escalates and Mexico’s own Department of Justice has released alarming figures illustrating the crisis.

Desperate poor people in search of the American dream are hardly the only ones transiting the dangerously porous southern border. Heavily armed human and drug smugglers have practically taken over the U.S. southern border and the violence has for years been reported by groups on the northern side. This week, after years of denial, Mexico has finally admitted there is a problem.

The Mexican Department of Justice released an alarming report this week listing items seized from organized crime rings in 2008 alone. It includes 226 aircraft, nearly $277 million dollars, 61 tons of cocaine, close to 3,000 tons of marihuana, 8,923 firearms—5,178 of them long barrel—611 grenades and a million rounds of ammunition.

U.S. authorities have long revealed the dangers along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border while Mexican officials, either disputed the statistics or refused to respond. In late 2006 an investigative committee of the Department of Homeland Security released a report detailing how Middle Eastern terrorists, violent Mexican drug cartels and sophisticated human smugglers regularly use the Southwest border to illegally enter the United States.

It included findings from a crucial U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation that documents how members of Hezbollah and other deadly Middle Eastern terrorist groups have entered the U.S. through the Mexican border.

Subsequent reports have illustrated how heavily armed Mexican human and drug smugglers have transformed large portions of the U.S. border into crime-infested corridors where gunfire and murder are commonplace. Others have revealed that violent assaults on U.S. Border Patrol agents are on the rise by illegal immigrants armed with weapons, big rocks and even Molotov cocktails—makeshift bombs made of a breakable container filled with flammable liquid.

Mexican officials and ambassadors working in the U.S. have vehemently denied that their citizens are violent, but rather peaceful people seeking a better life. This new admission from the country’s justice department is certainly a vindication that proves illegal alien advocates wrong.

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