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Cartels, Corruption & Terrorism — An Investigation on the Mexican Border

Cartels, Corruption & Terrorism — An Investigation on the Mexican Border

JUNE 05, 2016

Cartels, corruption and terrorism have ignited a major security threat on the Mexican border. Islamic terrorists are training in southern border towns near American cities and have joined forces with Mexican drug cartels to infiltrate the United States. Judicial Watch spent the year investigating this national security crisis and interviewed local, state and federal law enforcement officials as well as military sources on both sides of the border. Our reporting confirmed that ISIS has a training cell just a few miles from El Paso, Texas in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. We also verified that Mexican drug cartels are smuggling foreigners from countries with terrorist links to stash areas in a rural Texas town called Acala. Judicial Watch also reported the latest development in a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) cover-up involving a narco-terror ringleader with ties to ISIS and Mexican drug cartels. As part of this investigative series, Judicial Watch has uncovered government corruption that allowed weapons from the U.S. into Mexico as part of a secret scheme called Operation Fast and Furious. Dozens of the Fast and Furious firearms have been recovered in Mexico where they were used to commit crimes by major Mexican drug cartels.

Mexican Cartels Smuggle Terrorists into U.S. Through Rural Texas Border Region

July 29, 2015

Mexican drug cartels are smuggling foreigners from countries with terrorist links into a small Texas rural town near El Paso and they’re using remote farm roads—rather than interstates—to elude the Border Patrol and other law enforcement barriers, according to Judicial Watch sources on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border…

ISIS Terrorist Released in Plea Deal Months Ago in Illinois

November 16, 2015

The Paris terrorist attacks bring to mind the frightening case of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) operative arrested in Chicago last fall and released earlier this year to serve probation in Illinois for a state crime that secretly drew federal intervention…

Cartels Help Terrorists in Mexico Get to U.S. to Explore Targets; ISIS Militant Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir Among Them

April 26, 2016

Mexican drug traffickers help Islamic terrorists stationed in Mexico cross into the United States to explore targets for future attacks, according to information forwarded to Judicial Watch by a high-ranking Homeland Security official in a border state. Among the jihadists that travel back and forth through the porous southern border is a Kuwaiti named Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir, an ISIS operative who lives in the Mexican state of Chihuahua not far from El Paso, Texas…

Pakistani with Fake Ecuadorean Passport Enters U.S. via Mexico Multiple Times

May 18, 2016

A Pakistani man with a fake passport and residence card from two different South American countries has been caught entering the U.S. illegally through Mexico and federal court documents reveal he has previously crossed into the country undetected by immigration authorities…

Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at least 69 Killings

May 25, 2016

Judicial Watch released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels…


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