U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents patrolling in Douglas, Arizona, last week knew something was amiss when the Mestizos scurried away from the border fence on the Mexican side. It soon became apparent why the Mexicans beat a hasty retreat as the U.S. lawmen approached. The border agents found a sturdy yet crude catapult attached to the fence. A search of the barren scrubland on the American side revealed more than 47 pounds of marijuana secured in two bundles.
Yes, Mexican drug smugglers boldly fixed a catapult onto the border fence separating America from our Third World neighbor. The Mexicans used the catapult to lob missiles of weed into the United States.
U.S. border patrol officers dismantled the catapult, which was seized by Mexican authorities. That discovery Feb. 10 highlights the determination displayed by Mestizo traffickers who feed America’s appetite for drugs. Lawless and filthy Mexico sends drugs, illegal aliens and violence into the United States through our porous border.
But President Donald Trump vows to stop that. Trump’s campaign promise to “build a wall” struck a welcome chord in White Americans and we elected him to office. But how will we pay for a wall to stem the flow of narcotics and human trash into America? A top GOP legislator thinks he’s found a solution…and the Mestizo drug lords won’t like it.
A Republican lawmaker wants to build Trump’s much ballyhooed border wall with money seized from Mexican drug cartels. On Wednesday, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin) introduced a bill called the Build Up Illegal Line Defenses With Assets Lawfully Lifted (BUILD WALL) Act of 2017 in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Sensenbrenner’s proposed legislation would obligate the U.S. Attorney General to provide a “detailed report” on the amount of yearly profits that Mexican drug cartels bring into the U.S. The bill also would require a study about how the Department of Justice can increase assets seized from the cartels.
The BUILD WALL Act would “use money forfeited from drug traffickers to fund increased border security on the U.S-Mexican border. This defense could include a wall, another type of physical barrier, and/or a technology-supported solution,” according to a statement released by Sensenbrenner. “The use of this funding would ease the financial burdens on taxpayers and help build stronger relations between the United States and Mexico while fighting back against drug trafficking in both countries.”
According to Congressman Sensenbrenner, “Border security is imperative for a safe, prosperous nation and lawmakers must take a serious approach to solving the issues of illegal immigration and drug trafficking. If we do nothing, we put the people of this nation at risk, as well as allow illegal immigrants to take away jobs, opportunities, and social funding from U.S. citizens – all at the expense of the American taxpayer.”
The danger posed by Mexican drug cartels is made clear in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s most recent annual report. The DEA’s 2016 National Drug Threat Assessment says Mexican cartels “remain the greatest criminal drug threat to the United States; no other group is currently positioned to challenge them.”
President Trump recently announced three executive orders “designed to restore safety in America.” Trump unveiled the measures Feb. 9 when new Attorney General Jeff Sessions was sworn-in.
“First, I’m directing Department of Justice and Homeland Security to undertake all necessary and lawful action to break the back of the criminal cartels that have spread across our nation and are destroying the blood of our youth and other people, many other people,” Trump said.
Trump’s other law-and-order actions announced that day direct the Justice Department to form a task force on reducing violent crime in the nation, and to implement a plan for stopping violent crimes against police officers.
“Today’s ceremony should be seen as a clear message to the gang members and drug dealers terrorizing innocent people. Your day is over. A new era of justice begins, and it begins right now,” Trump told the crowd.
The Mestizo drug lords are violent, wealthy and formidable opponents to America’s national interests. These Mexican drug cartels, which the 2016 DEA report dubs Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs), dominate large areas of Mexico used for cultivating and transporting illegal drugs. “By controlling lucrative smuggling corridors across the U.S. Southwest Border, Mexican TCOs are able to introduce multi-ton quantities of illicit drugs into the United States on a yearly basis. The poly-drug portfolio maintained by Mexican TCOs consists primarily of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and to a lesser extent, fentanyl,” according to the DEA.
“Once these drugs are smuggled across the Mexican border, they are delivered to consumer markets in the United States using transportation routes and distribution cells that Mexican TCOs oversee both directly and indirectly. Mexican TCOs are constantly looking to expand their presence in the United States, particularly in heroin markets,” the DEA warns in the 2016 report.
The six Mexican cartels which wreak the most drug trafficking havoc in the United States are: the Sinaloa Cartel, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, the Juarez Cartel, the Gulf Cartel, the Los Zetas Cartel and the Beltran-Leyva Organization. Each of these groups, according to the DEA, “maintains distribution cells in designated cities across the United States that report directly to TCO leaders in Mexico or indirectly through intermediaries.” – Source: S.F.