Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Real Forgotten War

You want to know where there's a real war going on...right on our southern border.
Here's a nice news update from Reuter's. Pay attention to the death toll this year alone...4300+

Mexico captures 19 suspected drug gang planes
Source: Reuters
MONTERREY, Mexico, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Mexican soldiers have seized 19 light planes from a hangar near the U.S. border believed to be used by drug smuggling gangs, the army and Mexican media said on Thursday.
The Cessnas were found Monday in a hangar near a small airstrip in the northern state of Sonora bordering Arizona and were impounded after the owner was unable to provide flying permits and registration documents, the defense ministry said.
Mexican media said two men at the airstrip were arrested on suspicion the planes belonged to drug traffickers from the neighboring Pacific state of Sinaloa, led by Mexico's most-wanted man, Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman.
The defense ministry spokesman declined to comment.
Traffickers use small planes to move illegal drugs up from Mexico's border with Central America to northern states before smuggling them into the United States, drug trade experts say.
President Felipe Calderon has sent some 40,000 troops and federal police across Mexico to try to control the country's powerful drug cartels, chalking up a rash of big arrests and drug seizures, but violence has spiraled out of control.
An unprecedented 4,300 people have died so far this year as rival gangs fight each other and security forces.

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