Border Patrol Agents On High Alert For Potential Cartel Assassination Attempts
While the Pentagon is more concerned about deploying National Guard troops in Washington, D.C. to help deal with upcoming trucker convoy protests, the situation at the southern border continues to spiral out of control as Border Patrol agents have been placed on high alert that Mexican drug cartels may be plotting to assassinate them.
The Washington Examiner reports Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents stationed near Fronton, Texas, between Miguel Aleman and Los Guerra, Tamaulipas, Mexico, should wear full kevlar (commonly known as body armor) and be equipped with long-arm guns, such as lightweight semi-automatic rifles, due to new information drug cartels are “discussing killing U.S. law enforcement personnel” in the area.
“Information stated that cartel groups were discussing killing U.S. law enforcement personnel along the border near Fronton, Texas, between Miguel Aleman and Los Guerra, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
“Agents are reminded to be cognizant of their surroundings while performing Border Patrol operations. It is recommended that all agents wear their ballistic armor, utilize long arms, and if possible, work in groups when responding to illicit activity along the immediate border,” the alert states.
It is also in the same area where we witnessed tracers from a suspected cartel machine gun being fired into the U.S. over a National Guard observation post while we were embedded with them last week. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/uZxUfR6DcE
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) October 15, 2021
The Washington Examiner explains cartel members are now dressed in military fatigues and armed with AK-47 rifles.
“What’s been happening actually this past week is we see a group of individuals that are coming across — they’re smuggling people — but what they’re doing is they come across the river into the U.S. and smuggle people, they go back into Mexico, and they get their weapons,” Texas DPS spokesman Lt. Christopher Olivarez said.
Russ Vought, a former director of the Office of Management and Budget under the Trump administration, recently warned that the situation at the southern border is rapidly deteriorating and can’t wait another three years for a new administration.
“We have a real crisis along our border: record apprehensions; the drug cartels are basically in operational control of our border; massive amounts of drugs are coming across the southern border,” Vought said in an interview with NTD’s “Capitol Report” program on Feb. 12.
“And so from the standpoint of where we are, as a country, we’re no longer in a position where the country can just wait three years to have a potential for a new administration to come in into power.”
President Biden’s failure to control the border crisis has dented his poll numbers ahead of the midterms. As shown below, as news stories about the “border crisis” increase, Biden’s polling numbers fall. Now, of course, other factors are pushing the president’s numbers down, such as some of the highest inflation numbers in four decades wreaking havoc on households.
Meanwhile, some cartels are diversifying their operations from drug and human smuggling with their eyes on the multi-billion dollar avocado industry. Like drugs, Americans can’t get enough of the creamy green fruit. These gangs have been making inroads in their attempt to control the avocado trade as military patrols are increased in the state of Michoacan, the central hub of Mexican avocado production, to fend off cartels.
Chaos is spreading all across Mexico, and it’s not just the southern border or avocado farms. Widespread violence is also occurring across the country’s most popular beach resort areas.
Fri, 02/25/2022 – 22:00