Skip to comments.Brutal Mexican drug gang crosses into U.S.-- Zetas butcher victims to spread message of fear
Posted on 04/19/2011 6:35:17 PM PDT by jazusamo
The signature crimes of the most violent drug cartel in Mexico are its beheading and dismemberment of rival gang members, military personnel, law enforcement officers and public officials, and the random kidnappings and killings of civilians who get caught in its butchery and bloodletting.
But this disparate band of criminals known as Los Zetas is no longer just a concern in Mexico. It has expanded its deadly operations across the southwestern border, establishing footholds and alliances in states from New York to California. Just last year, federal agents tied a cocaine operation in Baltimore to the Zetas.
Those of us who live and work along the border know theyre already here, said Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr., whose Texas county lies on the Rio Grande 50 miles southeast of the Zetas stronghold of Nuevo Laredo. Theres already been killings and many residents here are living in fear.
Sheriff Gonzalez, whose Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition sought help from the federal government to control growing violence along the border, said the rising brutality of Mexican drug gangs, particularly the Zetas, never stops shocking me.
Trained as an elite band of Mexican anti-drug commandos, the Zetas evolved into mercenaries for the infamous Gulf Cartel, bringing a new wave of brutality to Mexicos escalating drug wars. Bolstered by an influx of assassins, bandits, thieves, thugs and corrupt federal, state and local police officers, the Zetas have since evolved into a well-financed and heavily armed drug smuggling force of their own.
Known for mounting the severed heads of their rivals on poles or hanging their dismembered bodies from bridges in cities throughout Mexico, the Zetas have easily become the most feared criminal gang in Mexico where 35,000 people have been killed in a continuing drug war. Everyone is a potential victim: men, women...
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Same thing Bush said.
And that damn Nappy has her fingers in her ears and is screeching, LALALALALALA!
Well it’s for sure Bush won’t be doing anything about it, he’s history. What about Zero and Nappy? Sorry, silly question.
Swine will be lions if their prey acts like sheep and are tied up with the niceties of juridical processes.
As for Obama and his little gay dwarf court jester, well, this is just one small part of their very obvious plan to castrate America and turn it into another
third world "developing nation" outhouse.
Yes, hanging is appropriate for these scum, in public.
It’s gone beyond the point of where a minor military presence will be enough to contain it.
It is going to take an extended and prominant military action to contain it, but your politicians will not do anything until major parts of the Southwest are under siege.
Couldn’t be possibly that turning our head from the 25 million illegals here already created a nationwide fissure though which this new evil flows?
We are worried about Libya but not Mexico.
Answer: May God bless them and keep those voters and political contributions coming.
I’d like to think that law enforcemnt understands that once these drug cartels become irreversably established like red imported fire ants, it will be their own heads too showing up in ice-chests, and no fruity public outreach programs for “troubled youth” or spiffy swat gear will save them. It’s actually gone beyond a mere law enforcement issue and is rapidly getting into the realm of a military conflict, if it isn’t already.
legalize drugs and it will stop over night
Deny, deny, deny - it's their mantra. ANYTHING for amnesty (and more democrat voters). Crime and corruption go hand in hand.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Zapata, Texas. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the Mexican Mafia prison gang. Records checks revealed the subject was an escapee from a prison in Mexico and had been previously removed from the United States.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Freer, Texas. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the Sureño 13 gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.
Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Guatemala near Rio Grande City, Texas. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang. Records checks revealed the subject had been previously removed from the United States.
El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico in El Paso, Texas. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the 18th Street gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from El Salvador near Andrade, California. During processing, the subject admitted to being a member of the MS-13 gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.
El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near Ocotillo, California. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the 18th Street gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.
El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an illegal alien from Mexico near El Paso, Texas. During processing, the subject was identified as a member of the Sureño gang. Records checks revealed the subject had an extensive criminal history and had been previously removed from the United States.
Janet said everything is fine and under control.
We'll find out just as soon as he comments on the Nashville flood and the NC tornadoes with 41 dead.
Thanks. That link is one week and only the Border Patrol. There has to be many times that nabbed by LE weekly across the US.
Good point, haven’t heard a word out of him on that, he’s too busy campaigning.
Obama and George Soros are worried about Libya.
The US federal government has, once again, failed the American people. The citizens of this country are constrained and not allowed by law to act to protect our territory and the federal government will not. How much more, America? How much more?
I wonder what Bush has to say about this?
Here’s the solution
I have not heard him make a comment. I would guess he is okay with it.
“The border has never been safer.”
Uh, Janet ... Quit open your eyes
Obama ... Get off the golf course.
This government has to be changed, and changed soon. There isn’t any choice in the matter if the Nation is to survive.
The whole lot of ‘em have to be cleaned out, the system cleaned up, and the Constitutional government restored.
Prayers for a leader.
I can say this for myself, if any one of these asswipes steps one foot on my property they will be shot on sight no questions asked.
I'm sure the buzzards will thank me too.
Legalize drugs and it will all stop overnight? Oh yeah, sure. The Zetas will happily and peacefully welcome an open, competitive market for their goods. And we will welcome them to open factories and distribution centers run by those scrupulous Zeta fellows all throughout the fruited plain. And all those nice mom and pop competitors will all be welcomed to peacefully share in the fruits of this prosperous business.
We are dealing in a business run by murderous, horrific beasts. Since the situation is already out of control we have no choice but to kill the beast, get it out of our country, or be overrun and killed by the beast.
Just Doing the Jobs Americans Won't Do Anymore
Or we could just decriminalize drugs. Nah. That would be too easy.
Buzzards gotta eat, too.
Dead on the mark. This government is a criminal enterprise headed by a puppet that has surrounded himself with lapdogs. All of them ignore the law and the Constitution and don't give a whit who knows it.
When we win our country back... maybe we can try and execute those that are responsible for the treason of allowing this to happen.
I don’t believe decriminalizing would work. It didn’t work in Amsterdam, where they are recriminalizing them.
If it didn’t work there, I don’t know why it would work here.
What I wouldn’t give for a few Army snipers on the border in strategic locations taking kill shots at will on those homeys’.
Some are still here. They now avoid these threads like the plague.
people go into business to make money ...if there is no money to be made they quit/leave/stop.
(Hey, Laura...clean up after your own dog and make your own bed. Or hire someone legal to do it.)
They only contact they have are with their low wage illegal servants and nannies...Just like Meg Whitman!
2. Do you support fedgov using the Commerce Clause to impose a national marijuana prohibition?
Compare the rate of violent crime in the US vs the Netherlands. Amsterdam - probably the most dangerous city in Holland - is as safe as the safest US cities of its size.
And finally, how do you justify fedgov imposing a nationwide prohibition on mj from a constitutional standpoint?
I really don’t care what people do with their lives. If they want to spend it toking in their parent’s basement, I don’t care.
What I really dislike is how many of those same people, who claim the right to do what they want, end up asking me for spare change when I pass them on the street corner.
It really amazes me how our politicians and many of our authorities act as though this is not a problem. The favorite targets of the Cartels are...politicians and authority figures. I guess when the Cartels start murdering our police, politicians, etc. then perhaps they will think it might be a problem after all.