A report out of Mexico reveals that over 400 soldiers have been sent to the border city of Reynosa, just across from Texas, to catch members of the Gulf Cartel.
According to El Mañana, 417 Mexican soldiers from the 15th Motorized Cavalry Regiment were sent Thursday from Chiapas to the border city, where cartel violence has been rampant.
In February, Reynosa saw 14 murders in the space of nine days, with no arrests made.
Breitbart reported that the move came mere weeks after another 500 soldiers were sent to Ciudad Mier, another border town in the same state of Tamaulipas.
Tamaulipas’ governor, Francisco Cabeza de Vaca, has been formulating a new strategy for the violence-torn state.
According to the U.K. Daily Mail, Reynosa is a city of 600,000 just across from McAllen, Texas. More than 15,000 people in the region have been killed due to a bloody cartel war since 2010, including 950 murders in Reynosa in 2013 alone.
That was also the year that the local police were forced to disband, with least at least half of its officers killed in the violence.
If you would ask the drug cartels what they think about President Donald Trump’s plans for increased border security, they would hardly approve. After all, it’s part of the reason why they’ve been allowed to thrive right across the Rio Grande from Texas. And while drugs may be their major export to our country, make no mistake — they’ve also been known to bring this sort of violence across the border, too.
“The cartels pay a bounty of $20,000 for a U.S. border agent, dead or alive,” one anonymous Tamaulipas-based reporter told the Daily Mail. “As the business of trafficking drugs gets harder, the cartels are willing to take more and more extreme steps to move their product into the United States.”
And this is what we want coming across our border? It’s time to implement some real border security — including the wall.
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