Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Outlaws Will be Outlaws...

This little tidbit of info is not surprising to those of us that dwell down here on the border.
In fact the same sort of tactics are employed here in AZ as well.

Wildlife areas on U.S.-Mexico border let in outlaws (Homeland Security)
Heavily armed outlaws are threatening national parks and other public lands along the Mexican border, where terrain and environmental concerns limit the range of U.S. Border Patrol agents. Numerous Border Patrol agents say that drug smugglers and human traffickers are using ecologically diverse sanctuaries to evade law enforcement officials, whose access is limited in some areas to foot patrols and horseback. About 1.1 million acres of federal wildlife refuge, two national forests, five American Indian reservations and eight national parks account for more than 40 percent of the border region. Mexican drug cartels are adept at exploiting gaps in the border. Drug runners have spotters on the mountainsides watching federal law enforcement officers on the roads below. Along the San Diego border, drug spotters sit on the hillsides with binoculars and guns taunting agents. Mexican drug runners account for more than 90 percent of cocaine and more than half of the heroin entering the U.S.


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