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Hit Squads In Laredo August 27, 2007

Posted by Michael in Crime.
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Are you still ambivalent about the need to control our southern border?

Consider this — Mexican drug cartels, locked in a bitter power struggle, are prepositioning hit squads in Texas.

Mexican drug lords locked in a bloody fight for control of a pipeline that runs from Mexico to Dallas and up through middle America have brazenly stationed hit squads and reconnaissance teams in Laredo.

In the past two years, rival cartels have killed at least seven people in Laredo, including a victim stalked and killed near his job site and a man gunned down in the parking lot of a popular restaurant, U.S. authorities say. Nearly all the victims were mixed up in the drug trade themselves.

“That river does not stop these people,” said Webb County Sheriff’s Maj. Doyle Holdridge, who for the past 30 years has been working drug cases along the Rio Grande, which separates Laredo from its Mexican sister city, Nuevo Laredo. The cities have a combined population of half a million.

Drug cartels put hit squads in Laredo

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1. eddiebear - August 27, 2007

And to think these fools can go way too easily from smuggling dope to bombs and Islamists.


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