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Friday, June 23, 2006

Mexican Drug Cartels: Buying America

Source: WND
Mexican drug cartels take over U.S. cities
Tancredo says gangs buy businesses, politicians, power, police departments

WASHINGTON – Mexican drug cartels operating in cities in the U.S. are buying up legitimate businesses to launder money and using some of the proceeds to win local mayoral and city council seats for politicians who can shape the policies and personnel decisions of their police forces, according to Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., who has led the fight to secure the U.S.-Mexico border and enforce the nation's immigration laws.

In his new book, "In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America's Border and Security," Tancredo exposes what he has learned from meetings with law enforcement authorities regarding a concerted effort by the Mexican mafia and drug cartels to extend their corruptive influence in urban areas dominated by illegal alien populations.

Tancredo says some of these small cities have become hostile and dangerous places for legitimate law enforcement officials.

"The Tijuana-based Felix drug cartel and the Juarez-based Fuentes cartel began buying legitimate business in small towns in Los Angeles County in the early 1990s," he writes in his new book published by WND Books. "They purchased restaurants, used-car lots, auto-body shops and other small businesses. One of their purposes was to use these businesses for money-laundering operations. Once established in their community, these cartel-financed business owners ran for city council and other local offices. Over time, they were able to buy votes and influence in an effort to take over the management of the town. They wanted to create a comfort zone from which they could operate without interference from local law enforcement."
This is scary stuff.  Drug cartels have more money than god and we're customer base #1.  It only stand to reason that they would want to begin to build a law free zone to operate in, and luckily our president and his globalist pals are all too comfortable with this.

I think California is a write off, the only way we'll keep California in the Union would probably require  troops, and we're not that nation anymore.  What really scares me is wondering how far into the heartland they've penetrated.  Farther than we think would be my guess.

H/T Right truth

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