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Cartel Attacks American Family Near Our 2nd Border Wall – Boy, 13, Killed

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This attack took place about 70 miles northwest of our second border wall in McAllen, Texas that we are constructing. It comes on the heels of a cartel attack last November that saw 9 American women & children from two families gunned down & killed. A Mexican police chief was arrested a week ago & is under investigation for helping the cartel that killed the Americans. It goes to show how much we need the wall to keep these terrorist organizations from operating within our borders.

“A 13-year-old was killed after an American family was attacked just outside Texas on their way home from a vacation in Mexico.

The family was traveling in a Chevrolet SUV with Oklahoma state plates on Saturday night when they came under fire along a highway that is disputed territory between some of Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartels, the Associated Press reported.

Armed gunmen killed the child and injured three others along the road that links the city of Mier with Nueva Ciudad Guerreroin in the state of Tamaulipas, just across the border from Falcon Heights, Texas.

The family had been returning to the U.S. after a visit to see relatives in the state of San Luis Potosi, according to the Associated Press.

The attorney general’s office in Tamaulipas said the child was a U.S. citizen and that the parents were permanent residents of the U.S. They did not release the victims’ names or any further details about the incident.

The Associated Press reported that the highway where the shooting occurred is considered high risk and runs through an area disputed by crime syndicates including the Gulf Cartel and Zetas.

Saturday’s shooting came two months after nine American women and children were killed on a dirt road between the states of Chihuahua and Sonora in Mexico as they traveled to visit relatives.

President Donald Trump said the family were killed after getting caught between “two vicious drug cartels” and he vowed to help Mexico “wipe them off the face of the earth.”

He tweeted: “If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively.”

Last month, the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory urging anyone traveling to Mexico to exercise increased caution as violent crime is widespread in the country.

Travelers were advised to avoid some Mexican states entirely, including Tamaulipas. The Level 4 advisory said: “Organized crime activity—including gun battles, murder, armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, forced disappearances, extortion, and sexual assault—is common along the northern border and in Ciudad Victoria.”

The advisory warned that criminal groups target public and private buses as well as cars traveling through the state, often taking passengers hostage to demand ransom payments. It added that “heavily armed” members of crime groups “operate with impunity particularly along the border region” and local law enforcement have “limited capability” in dealing with incidents.”

Story compiled by Jeff Rainforth for We Build the Wall, Inc. Follow Jeff on Facebook for live border videos & coverage.

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Cartels Make Power Plays in Mexico During Pandemic

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After the Mexican government’s lackluster response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was well-documented by international media, ruthless cartels that already wield significant power are stepping in to fill the void.

“Alejandrina Guzman is using her company, El Chapo 701, to pack and deliver care boxes full of food, masks, hand soaps and other supplies, dubbed Chapo’s provisions, around Guadalajara,” Fox News reported.

Guzman is the daughter of notorious drug kingpin and cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Cartels are reportedly delivering the supplies to Mexican citizens.

In what appears to be an effort to antagonize Mexican authorities, Guzman has printed her father’s image on the medical face masks that the cartel henchmen wear while delivering the supplies.

El Chapo 701 is a legitimate company in Mexico, illustrating the mesh between legal business operations and illegitimate cartel operations. The company’s name was inspired by Forbes Magazine, which once dubbed El Chapo, who is serving a life sentence in a Colorado “Supermax” prison, the 701st richest man in the world.

He was estimated to be worth $1 billion.

“We are working and contributing. A great pleasure to visit your homes and give you these Chapo handouts,” Guzman reportedly said in a Facebook post with an image of herself wearing a face mask bearing her father’s likeness.

Cartels often exploit poor Mexican citizens by filling power vacuums where the government fails.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 situation is becoming more dire in Mexico.

South of the U.S. border, the country has reported 8,261 confirmed cases and 686 deaths as of Monday.

Bloomberg reported Sunday that hospitals in Mexico City, the country’s capital, are near full capacity despite the fact that the virus has not yet reached its peak.

Less than one month ago, while most Western countries were sheltered in place, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was on the campaign trail, posting videos of himself surrounded by crowds, shaking hands, and visiting restaurants.

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CBP Seizes $1.5 Million Worth Of Cartel Fentanyl In Indiana

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This is enough fentanyl to kill over 1 million Americans. President Trump was right to announce that our military will go after the cartels who produce the deadly drug & smuggle it into the U.S. Cartels are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to ship more & more of these deadly poisons into our country & they must be wiped out.

On March 30, Indianapolis U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted approximately four-and-a-half pounds of fentanyl in a package destined to East Elmhurst, New York.

The shipment was transiting through a local express consignment facility when CBP K9 Balbina alerted to the package. When officers opened the shipment they found a white styrofoam cooler lined with padded black material. The cooler held two sealed packages of white powder that tested positive for fentanyl. The street value for the fentanyl is about $1.5 million.

Indianapolis Port Director James Moore praised the canine staff for their outstanding interdiction. “Opioids pose a real danger to every community in America and are having fatal consequences across our nation,” said Moore. “This week our CBP officers were able to stop an enormous amount of these deadly narcotics from hitting our streets.”

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid drug with a potency roughly 100 times greater than morphine. It was originally developed to control pain for cancer patients. Large quantities of fentanyl have been manufactured in China but it is now mostly made in Mexico, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

“These efforts show our resolve to prevent these deadly drugs from entering our communities,” said Chief CBP Officer Tim Hubbard.

With more than 1,500 canine teams, the CBP Canine Program is the largest and most diverse law enforcement canine program in the country. The Canine Program supports canine training initiatives and serves as a resource center for a multitude of domestic and international law enforcement partners, and its graduates consistently excel in the field and in competition.

Story compiled by Jeff Rainforth for We Build the Wall, Inc. Follow Jeff on Facebook for live border videos & coverage.

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