Something to Get Your Blood Boiling, Drug Cartel Tells U.S. Law Enforcement to Look the Other Way

Posted on June 23, 2010

If you aren’t convinced that our borders must be secured and monitored with a strong law enforcement presence, then this story should at least get you thinking.

From Fox News:

Police officers in a small Arizona border city are on heightened alert following a tip that a Mexican drug cartel will put them in its crosshairs if they conduct off-duty busts.

The threat stems from a marijuana seizure made this month by two off-duty police officers riding on horseback in an unincorporated area east of Nogales, a city of roughly 20,000, Police Chief Jeffrey Kirkham told

“The word was that these particular officers would be targeted if they were ever in that area again and were not on duty and intercepted any drug trafficking,” Kirkham said. “It said they should look the other way.”

This is just outrageous.  The fact that some drug cartel feels like it can threaten a U.S. law enforcement office with impunity is beyond the pale.  Make no mistake, the drug cartels are pushing to get away with what they can and this will not end well.  If we do not secure our borders, the violence will continue to migrate north of the U.S./Mexico border and it will spread.  This is not about racial profiling, this is not about discrimination, this is about self-preservation and national security.  We must secure the border first.

Posted in: Arizona, Mexico