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Mexican Drug Cartel Opens U.S. Branch

Mexican Drug Cartel Opens U.S. Branch

OCTOBER 19, 2010

While the nation’s delusional Homeland Security chief assures that the border is as secure as it has ever been Mexican drug-smuggling gangs have deployed assassins to Arizona and a major cartel has opened a branch office in California.

The daunting new revelations come on the heels of previous reports documenting that federal agents are overwhelmed by escalating violence along the Mexican border. U.S. Border Patrol officers are increasingly attacked by heavily armed drug smugglers, even though they’ve been ordered to avoid the most crime-infested stretches because they’re “too dangerous” and patrolling them could result in an “international incident” of cross border shooting.

The violence has inevitably spilled into U.S. communities near the southern border, forcing local law enforcement agencies to create special units dedicated to combating criminal activity related to illegal immigration and drug cartels. Authorities never imagined, however, that the Mexican criminal enterprises could so easily set up shop in the U.S.

One renowned Mexican drug cartel, the Fernando Sanchez Organization, actually opened a branch office in San Diego, according to a story published this week in a mainstream newspaper. U.S. law enforcement officials claim that the most worrisome thing about the “savage trafficking ring” is how aggressively it moved to set up operations north of the border.

Meanwhile, another notoriously deadly drug-smuggling gang has sent heavily armed assassins into Arizona to hunt down bandits who are stealing loads of U.S.-bound heroin, cocaine and marijuana. While this may sound like part of a movie script, the information came from an alert that the Department of Homeland Security sent to Arizona law enforcement officials.

Obtained by the news organization that reported the story, the Homeland Security memo says that a group of “fifteen, very well-equipped and armed” assassins ,complete with bullet proof vests, had been sent into the state to identify, locate and kill the drug thieves, who are thought to be independent operators.

One Arizona sheriff who received the alert points out that this constitutes a national security issue and not just a public safety issue. “This is confirmed intelligence that Mexican drug cartels are now working in concert to protect their drug loads in the United States, literally, to send well-armed, military trained–even with ballistic vests–up to my county,” the sheriff said in the news report.

Yet, according to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the U.S.-Mexico border is more secure than ever.

 

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