Monday, June 18, 2012

In small-town USA, business as usual for Mexican cartels

Less than a mile off a county road in Ivanhoe near the Black River, federal drug agents and local authorities found exactly what their informant had promised.

"We saw what looked like, as far as you could see, marijuana plants," said Drug Enforcement Administration agent Michael Franklin.

There were about 2,400 in all, surrounded by a makeshift camp where the growers had illegally squatted on private property, setting up a generator and pump to tap the river for irrigation. The camp, which had been recently inhabited, contained a tarp shelter, canned fuel, drinking water, toiletries and old clothing, some of it camouflage.

Authorities staked out the "grow" for two days waiting for the marijuana farmers to return. They didn't. It was just as well, Franklin said.

"The people we were really focusing on were not the guys tending the field. The guys bankrolling the field were the target," he said.

Those guys, according to the DEA's source, were members of La Familia Michoacana, a Mexican drug cartel that the Justice Department says focuses primarily on moving heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine into the southeastern and southwestern United States. Read more.....

8 comments:

  1. YES! YES! "TARE DOWN THOES WALLS, MR. OBAMA"
    This is all done by design. Welcome to THE NEW WORLD ORDER!!! Call your Congressman? Ha! Ha!
    Ha! Hint: He/She was bought and paid for!

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  2. Everyone in America is involved. Just think if the drug trade was ran by Tall muscular built Africans that could spreak a lick of English and were supplying Mexicans,Russians,Italians,Asains, and had built an enterprise on the Americans back and the drugs were manufactured in Africa do you think there would be a drug problem in the USA? hell no. The blacks would have been wiped of like the Original American Idinans.

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    1. *Asians,off,Indians were mispelled please forgive me I did go to public school.

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    2. There were many battles large and small between Indians and immigrants. Just as often the Indians were the ones trying to wipe out the immigrants. When all is siad and done the Indians killed as many immigrants as immigrants killed Indians. It is a sad story but it would be inaccurate to say that the Indians were wiped out by the immigrants.

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  3. I see your point but the black man has not wiped out nothing other then looting a sneaker store in a major riot.

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    1. We must not forget the liquor stores and the gun store. A book does not qualify ok.

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    2. I ment to say a book store does not qualify.

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