Skip to comments.DPS (Texas) Warns Parents that Cartels Recruiting High School Students
Posted on 10/15/2011 12:15:04 PM PDT by opentalk
AUSTIN The Texas Department of Public Safety is warning parents about drug cartels recruiting Texas high school students. DPS officials say they caught a 12-year-old boy driving a stolen pickup truck containing more than 800 pounds of marijuana last week.
Last month, two Texas teenagers were lured to Mexico where they were kidnapped, beaten, ransomed and released in a remote area along the Rio Grande River. In one Texas border county, more than 25 juveniles were arrested for drug trafficking within the past year.
Mexican cartels have corrupted nearly an entire generation of youth living in Northern Mexico and they seek to corrupt our youth as well to further their smuggling operations, said DPS Director Steven C. McCraw. The Mexican Cartels value Texas teenagers for their ability to serve as expendable labor in many different roles and they have unlimited resources to recruit our children.
The Texas border region represents 9.7 percent of the states population, yet the region has 19.2 percent of the states juvenile felony drug referrals and 21.8% of the states juvenile felony gang referrals.
According to DPS, six of the seven Mexican cartels have established command and control networks in Texas, and they are recruiting Texas students to support their drug, human, currency and weapon smuggling operations on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border.
The state agency warns cartels and their operatives are extremely violent, torturing and killing thousands of people in Mexico. They use transnational and Texas prison gangs to further their criminal operations in Mexico and the U.S.
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The (Meheecan) border is perfectly safe. What are they talking about?
...The stats come from both sides of our border. The DPS reportedly tracked more than 200 decapitations in Mexico since the beginning of 2009. There were 64 decapitations in the first six months of this year alone.
..Working on the border has put dozens more in jeopardy. More than 60 law enforcement officers have been shot at in the last two and a half years.
... There have been at least 120 drug-related or alien-related kidnappings since 2004. The most recent kidnapping in the Valley happened in July. A 17-year-old suspected to be helping move a drug load disappeared.
This is Obama's job, to protect the US. Announced Friday, he is now sending troops and resources into Africa.
Regarding the TX/Mex border and Africa...Where is the outrage from our elected "leaders" - Boehner and McConnell?
Thanks opentalk. Michael Moore will be doing a documentary on this any second now.
They get to recruit as long as they don’t mention God. “Hey Zeus” is fine though.
Yep. Drug War Whores would have to find honest work.
Of course, (crime)family values don’t stop at the border.
That great conservative GWB said so!
I don’t think this is anything new. Look at La Barbie, the highschool football star from Laredo. He went from dealing drugs, then smuggling. He became one of the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel..
He’s 38 years old now, so he must’ve been recruited 20 years ago.
That’s nothing new. My middle school students would tell me all about them.
The Meheecan are pretty useful to elites and politicians so as to down the wages and pressure us to pay our taxes for idiots, and to intimidate us as patriots.
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