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Drug Cartel Violence Escalates at U.S.-Mexico Border

Drug cartel violence flared up again in April as the death toll in Ciudad Juárez recently struck 79 across the border from El Paso, Texas. Execution-style murders are again rampant in the area once dubbed the most violent city in the world. Multiple cartel victims were discovered with their hands and feet bound, with 9mm bullet casings littering the ground.

In October 2018, Mexico deployed military patrols to the area after local police were reportedly the subject of 10 drug cartel attack squads. The violence left two officers dead and numerous others severely wounded. The escalation of cartel violence has continued to rise, and in July 2018, Americans were advised not to travel the short distance across the border. Companies employing U.S. personnel were forced to tell employees not to come to work as cartels terrorized the region. Juárez is again embroiled in a bloody drug cartel turf war for control of the border town that offers direct access into the U.S. through El Paso.

Despite ridiculous cries from Democrats to tear down the wall impeding drug cartels from free mobility into El Paso, the homicide rate on the American side of the U.S.-Mexico border has also risen. El Paso had a long history as one of the most murder-prone cities per capita. In 1980, El Paso reportedly suffered 54 homicides and 56 at its 1993 peak. That prompted Border Patrol agents to literally form a line by placing vehicles 50 yards off the U.S.-Mexico border to monitor the trafficking and illegal immigration.

Although these efforts and an 18-foot fence built in 2008 helped to curb the murder rate in El Paso, the numbers began to spike again in 2017 and 2018 as another gruesome cartel war escalated. President Donald Trump has already diverted billions to construct a superior border wall to reduce illegal activity and keep violent cartel and gang members at bay.

All across the Mexico side of the border, cartels are ferociously engaging police in shootouts. It appears to be a deadly fight for supremacy between the legitimate government and wealthy drug lords who possess boots-on-the-ground power. Approximately 40 miles south of Laredo, Texas, Mexican authorities recently set up a roadblock along a well-known drug route. Members of Cartel Del Noreste, a faction of the powerful Los Zetas, ignored civil police and blew through the barricade.

After authorities gave chase, the criminals stopped 20 miles later in the town of Lampazos. They pulled over and opened fire on police, killing at least one officer and wounding others. The gunmen were reportedly outfitted with tactical gear and escaped easily after subduing Mexican police.

Cartel violence has reportedly caused Mexico’s murder rate to top 28,000 in 2018. That figure increased by more than 15 percent over the previous year. What has added to the alarming state of cartel-driven violence is that even previously peaceful regions of the country are now seeing a spike in murder. The Quintana Roo region that includes top American tourism destinations such as Cancun suffered more than 760 homicides in 2018. That figure more than doubled over the previous year. The primary factor in all of these areas has been linked to drug cartels battling for routes and land supremacy.

The biased and fake news media has made a concerted effort to mislead American sentiment about the impact drug cartels are having on everyday Americans. According to reports, upwards of 98 percent of all illegal drugs enter the U.S. via the southern border. In May, enough fentanyl was seized to kill 26 million Americans, and that is just the tip of the drug trafficking iceberg.

The horrific escalation in cartel executions and police shootouts has been largely held in check due to the high level of security forces the Trump Administration has in place. Border Patrol agents continue to enjoy support from National Guard and U.S. military personnel. However, Americans have suffered direct casualties from cartel violence and indirect death from the opioids that flood communities.

The crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border is much more perilous than the mainstream media wants you to know.

~ Patriotic Freedom Fighter


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