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Arrests of Mexican drug cartel leaders in Texas raise concerns
Yahoo ^ | 11/3/11 | Jim Forsyth | Reuters

Posted on 11/03/2011 6:24:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The recent arrests of three alleged drug gang leaders from Mexico and the shooting of a sheriff's deputy in South Texas are raising fears among some Lone Star State officials that the brutal drug wars plaguing Mexico are taking hold north of the Rio Grande.

On Sunday, Deputy Hugo Rodriguez of Hidalgo County in the southern tip of Texas was shot several times when he pulled over a vehicle containing a person kidnapped by members of Mexico's Gulf Cartel, County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said. Rodriguez's bulletproof vest saved his life, Trevino said.

"I have always said we have never reported spillover violence, but I have to say that this particular incident is our first example," Trevino said.

Trevino said cartel leaders told members to enter the United States to search for marijuana stolen from the cartel. The Mexican gang used members of a Texas-based street gang, mostly illegal immigrants, to seek out the drugs, Trevino said.

And three alleged high-ranking leaders of the Gulf Cartel have been arrested in Texas in the past two weeks after seeking refuge in the United States in the aftermath of internal gang warfare, according to federal court documents released this week.

"Amazingly, these individuals are using Texas as a safe haven to protect themselves from the very violence that they have created," U.S. Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, told reporters this week.

The internal warfare was sparked by the September murder in Mexico of Samuel Flores Borrego, a top Gulf Cartel leader, according to the court documents. His death has led to a power struggle between two factions of the Gulf Cartel.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico
KEYWORDS: arrests; borderwars; drugcartel; hidalgocounty; mexican; texas; wod; wodlist; wosd

1 posted on 11/03/2011 6:24:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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well, at least we don’t have to worry about extradition formalities..


2 posted on 11/03/2011 6:25:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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It’s safer North of the border for the cartels? weird..


3 posted on 11/03/2011 6:26:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

There have been some major drug busts (freight container loads) here in southern michigan over the last month or so. Almost all have involved arrests of multiple hispanics and ICE involvement.

Just a couple weeks ago an 87 year old Indiana lilly farmer was caught near Ann Arbor with over 200lbs of cocaine. He says two armed men forced him to carry the drugs.


4 posted on 11/03/2011 6:31:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It raises concerns because the drug lords are used to getting their leaders out of arrests. Look for some really funky stuff. They should ship them to ND immediately to await trial.


5 posted on 11/03/2011 6:33:11 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Family Values Don’t Stop at the Rio Grande”- Dubya


6 posted on 11/03/2011 6:43:26 PM PDT by Pelham (turn out the lights, the party's over)
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To: NormsRevenge

“It’s safer North of the border for the cartels? weird..”

Yea, we WELCOME Illegals here in Texas.


7 posted on 11/03/2011 6:44:35 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Gingrich is a vote for Romney)
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To: NormsRevenge
Let them serve a few years and then release them in their enemies territory with advanced warning.

End them, don’t mend them.

8 posted on 11/03/2011 6:44:35 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If this were Japan, Obama would have to bow 90 degrees —Obama CAUSED this.

It’s very simple.


9 posted on 11/03/2011 6:44:55 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Pelham
“Family Values Don’t Stop at the Rio Grande”- Dubya

Now we discover that "family" is to be understood in a "La Cosa Nostra" sort of way.

10 posted on 11/03/2011 6:46:14 PM PDT by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: cripplecreek

Definitely a possibility. Cocaine transshipment through the U.S. to Canada is increasingly being done by mexican gangs.


11 posted on 11/03/2011 6:48:19 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit
The Detroit crossing is the 2nd busiest freight (truck) crossing in America after Laredo Texas.

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12 posted on 11/03/2011 6:53:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: BobL
“It’s safer North of the border for the cartels? weird..”

Yea, we WELCOME Illegals here in Texas.

In state tuition and a work visa to come. What's not to like for a cartel member?

13 posted on 11/03/2011 6:57:58 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Gov Jan Brewer has more balls than Rick Perry.)
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To: cripplecreek
To set up a smuggling environment all you need is a geopolitical boundary and a price difference in the commodity.

Cigarettes get smuggled from N.C. to N.Y. based on the difference in taxes.

Cocaine get smuggled from the U.S. into Canada.

Weed and Ecstasy get smuggled from Canada to the U.S.

Thousands of Canadians exceed their duty free amount of dairy products every weekend going back into Canada.

14 posted on 11/03/2011 7:05:40 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: afnamvet; TheOldLady; BuckeyeTexan; Glenn; Cheerio; fuzzthatwuz; Cap Huff; aragorn; HOYA97; ...

WAR AT THE BORDER-MORE THAN A TEXAS PROBLEM

ALIPAC


JUST DO IT!

15 posted on 11/03/2011 7:12:42 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gee : In Mexico Cartels are running the country. Obama refuses to allow our Border people and ICE and anyone else to interfere with illegals and now the Mexico p[roblem is spreading North.

Surprise Surprise in my best Gomer Pyle voice.


16 posted on 11/03/2011 7:16:12 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: NormsRevenge

General Pershing please pick up the white courtesy phone.


17 posted on 11/03/2011 7:23:30 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: The Theophilus

“Now we discover that “family” is to be understood in a “La Cosa Nostra” sort of way.”

You have unveiled the truth!


18 posted on 11/03/2011 7:31:52 PM PDT by Pelham (turn out the lights, the party's over)
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To: BobL

Yeah, we welcome them to the hooskow.
Texans risk their lives to stop this stuff.
A deputy was shot trying to stop this stuff.


19 posted on 11/03/2011 7:34:31 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Venturer
Gee : In Mexico Cartels are running the country. Obama refuses to allow our Border people and ICE and anyone else to interfere with illegals and now the Mexico p[roblem is spreading North.

Surprise Surprise in my best Gomer Pyle voice.

Not only is the Federal Government not protecting our borders but, they are giving the cartels guns.

20 posted on 11/03/2011 7:38:50 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: NormsRevenge

I suggest “OPEN CARRY”

TT


21 posted on 11/03/2011 7:45:28 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: mylife

“Yeah, we welcome them to the hooskow.
Texans risk their lives to stop this stuff.
A deputy was shot trying to stop this stuff.”

What are you talking about? We’re not ‘heartless’ here in Texas. If anyone, you should know that.


22 posted on 11/03/2011 7:48:30 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Gingrich is a vote for Romney)
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To: BobL
Yea, we WELCOME Illegals here in Texas.

Yes, our leaders do. You know it's bad when little 6th graders know all about gangs and can name names. Also, the AP is reporting today that Perry once again said we should give them visas to come and go anytime they wished. Is it any wonder he's polling at 8%.

23 posted on 11/03/2011 7:49:38 PM PDT by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: TADSLOS

“In state tuition and a work visa to come. What’s not to like for a cartel member? “

But if we elect the ‘wrong’ person, we’ll be perceived as ‘heartless’, and we can’t have that...


24 posted on 11/03/2011 7:50:10 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Gingrich is a vote for Romney)
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To: NormsRevenge

Only a brain dead cockroach liberal (Bush, Clinton, O’Bummer, et al) could possibly deny the wetback druggers are here.


25 posted on 11/03/2011 8:35:36 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: NormsRevenge

And this surprises — who?!


26 posted on 11/03/2011 10:37:30 PM PDT by patriot preacher
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To: mylife
Texans risk their lives to stop this stuff.

Texans and other Americans used to risk their lives to stop the illegal drug alcohol. Now, how did we solve that problem ...?

27 posted on 11/04/2011 10:42:26 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies
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