Skip to comments.Authorities: Mexican Drug Cartels Operating in San Juan County (NM)
Posted on 11/21/2011 9:16:35 AM PST by CedarDave
Authorities say Mexican drug cartels are becoming a growing presence in parts of northern New Mexico.
The Farmington Daily Times reports ( http://bit.ly/sTqxR7 ) that Region II Narcotics Task Force Director Neil Haws says the Juarez cartel has been operating for two years in San Juan County, for example, but that the Sinaloa and Michoacan cartels also have gained ground
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They have a presence in every county and every city over 100,000 in the States.
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Many that are under 100,000 as well. I was thinking the same thing. I keep hoping people-especially our politicians and authorities will wake up. We are rapidly importing the cartel war into this country and many just want to stick their fingers in there ears and hum when anyone brings it up.
The border issues that many thought they didn’t need to worry about are now everyone’s issues. Many just don’t see it yet.
The authorities are awake Tammy, believe me. But they are hamstrung by accusations of racism.
ICE could deputize every officer in the US today with this:
Immigration and Nationality Act Section 287(g)
but they don’t because of political pressure that it encourages racial profiling.
I have been present when van and truckloads of illegals have been stopped and ICE refused to come out to take them into custody.
I have also seen ICE raid apartment complexes for illegals who returned five days later.
It is common practice for those illegals who have been arrested for first time drug trafficking to volunteer to self deport in an effort to avoid prosecution. They just return under another assumed name and social security number.
It is going to take a concerted effort from citizen, legislator and authority alike to combat this. But as long as La Raza, MALDEF, and LuLAC hold political sway, it’s not going to happen.
Not by conventional means at any rate.
Response: Why am I not surprised.
Comment: Corrupt American politicians need their money and a corrupt population need their product to keep their empty lives functioning.
The AP is a few years late on this story.
Well just damn! My favorite part of the US corrupted by drugs.
Wonder if this will get my worthless brother-in-law (If you know him he probably owes you money) to sell his house at a loss and return to Oklahoma.
He is the ONLY reason I am in Arkansas as I like to keep about 500 miles or more (925 miles now) between us.
I do remember marajuana smokers there years ago, and my worthless-brother-in-law (You know the drill) has been raided several times due to his more worthless -former-son-in-law having drugs while living there.
Not all authorities are awake, many are- but we still have sheriffs near the border that spout open borders nonsense, or say there is no problem when they know there is (my favorite is the one in TX saying there wasn’t a problem until his department ended up in a running gun battle- then admitted he was wrong- not too long ago), we still have sanctuary cities, and of course the feds being driven by politicians are on a roller coaster between being told to crack down and then to all but stop enforcing laws or refuse to prosecute.
I have seen all you mentioned and more- I have seen times when feds by policy from above wouldn’t prosecute drug smugglers caught red-handed with a load of MJ unless they had a big load- we are talking over 500#. That is astonishing I know but absolutely true. I have seen them refuse to prosecute if smuggler was under or over a certain age- as if the smugglers don’t figure out these policies even though the public is sure not told.
Accusations of racism do happen but the real root of it all is political corruptness. Politicians want to pander to those that hire illegals, so they don’t want illegals picked on. They exchange cheap labor for campaign support and money. Politicians also pander for the votes, all about money and votes to them- they don’t care about what is good for our country. Politicians don’t want anyone to know how bad the border is because then we the people would demand it be secured.
Those that think illegals that come here to work do no harm choose to ignore the fact that all the border crime- illegal immigration, drug smuggling, murder, kidnapping, etc is all tied together and allowing illegals to come in to work is aiding the cartels in their business. The fact that many don’t come to work at all, but to get on the dole or be criminals here is also overlooked.
That’s what good about sheriffs, they can be voted out if they don’t get with the program. Sheriff Babeau is on target with his views.
I know about the big MJ loads. Minimum federal threshhold for mandatory five year sentencing is 100 kilos. Lazy prosecutors permeate all levels of government.
Be safe down there.
what is the significance of the reservation lands?
The Navajo Reservation in NW NM is sparsly poulated with a small tribal police force. It has hundreds of square miles of open desert. It is the perfect place to operate in the shadows.
The tribes are becoming very powerful in politics across the land. They are making their own rules, turning the environmentalists into their puppets and holding the constitution hostage on many controversial issues such as land use and business regulation. ,p> If drug runners are crossing reservation lands they probably know about it and are skimming off the top.
If anyone is so naive as to think that isn't going on wholesale elsewhere as well, I have a bridge for sale...
There is no other reason that securing the border has not been a priority since 9/11.
In the meantime, grandmas get groped in airports...