This has gone way beyond a law enforcement problem, and it has been this way for years. The cartels have what amounts to a company sized infantry force in this area. The Border Patrol and local law enforcement do not have the equipment or the training to deal with this threat. Local SWAT units cannot do it either, as they are trained for dynamic entry and CQB. No, this problem has become a military issue. It will take the Govt sacking up and putting infantry units on the ground to fix this mess. My wet dream would be to have a platoon each of Marine Recon, SEALs, Rangers, and Delta. Give these guys free reign and turn em’ loose.
Agreed, and throw in both recon and armed drones, attack helicopters and a few A-10's and problem solved. Of course it won't happen but it makes for good thoughts.