In Piedra Negras, Coahuila a border city that is directly across the Rio Grand from Eagle Pass Texas and is one of the main entry points into the U.S., drug cartels have cranked up their drug and human trafficking in a big way this new year.
The increase in illegal activity has been met with more seizures by state officials, and the drug cartels have had to resort to using mostly large shipping trucks and passenger buses to smuggle their wares into the U.S.
Via Breitbart the border between Coahuila and Texas has been a favored crossing area by the Los Zetas Cartel due to the lack of physical barriers and decreased law enforcement in Texas.
Drug traffickers have been using large trucks, passenger vehicles, and passenger buses to move product into this border city. Once here, the criminals hide their wares in stash houses until the “pateros” or smugglers are able to get their merchandise into Texas.
Just since the beginning of 2017 authorities on both a state and federal level have been cracking down by setting up more checkpoints with the design and intent of putting a stop to the smuggling routes that have been being run through Eagle Pass, Texas. These measures have led authorities to an abundance of marijuana, methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin along with other controlled substances.
This is just one of the issues that have caused many Americans to support President Trump and his promises to build a wall along the southern border of the U.S. between boarder states and Mexico. To so many citizens, the border isn’t just an immigration issue, but one that is affecting families by making drugs more readily available and the kidnapping and trafficking of children more and more common.
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