Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mexican Drug War Officially has Beachhead in the United States

The Houston Chronicle reports that the Zetas (a branch of a cartel) have their own ranch for training in the US to fight against their competitors here.
The FBI is advising law enforcement officers across the country that a Texas cell of Los Zetas — an increasingly powerful arm of the Mexican Gulf Cartel drug trafficking syndicate — has acquired a secluded ranch where it trains its members to “neutralize” competitors in the United States.

In order to ensure its share of the lucrative illegal drug trade, the cartel’s members reportedly are operating north of the border to collect debts and spy on competitors. They have also protected cocaine and heroin shipments that were bound for Houston, where they were repackaged and shipped on to Alabama, Delaware, Georgia and Michigan, according to the FBI.
And that's the news...


Big Jay said...

I must say that for the moment I am won over by the arguments in favor of legalizing drugs. This crap wouldn't be happening if every Tom Dick and Harry with a prescription could purchase marijuana or heroin from Walgreens.

I'm looking around for a persuasive counterargument, if anyone has one. All I see is propaganda on the opposite side of the debate

Mark said...

I agree on MJ, but meth is the new factory drug from Mexico, and that stuff is so harmful and addictive I can't see it being legal.


Andrew said...

This brings up a question. We know where the ranch is, correct? Suspend posse comitatus and bomb it when there's confirmed activity.

Continuing to import the corruption of Mexican drug gangs will only further weaken our government, police and military.