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Washington ( — Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner David Aguilar told that Mexican drug cartels control “several areas along our border with Mexico.”
In Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, asked Aguilar, “Do you think Mexican drug cartels have taken control of the human trafficking that takes place from Mexico to the U.S.?”

Aguilar said, “There are several areas along our border with Mexico where in fact we believe that the drug cartels not only have taken control, but control the areas by which the illegal crossings occur.”

When also asked if he thought Mexican drug cartels had made human trafficking from south of the border into the United States more violent, Aguilar said, “absolutely.”  read more

Grassley Suspects Botched Gun-Tracking Program Was Motivated by Desire to ‘Restrict Guns’

( – Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says the Obama administration may have launched a failed gun-tracking operation along the Mexican border because “they don’t like the Second Amendment” and want to “restrict guns.”

Grassley is leading the Senate’s investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) knowingly allowed semi-automatic guns such as AK-47s to be straw-purchased in the U.S., then sent to Mexican drug trafficking organizations.

Grassley said he does not know definitively if there was a political motivation, but he suspects there was:  read more

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