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Friday, February 2, 2024

U.S. military weapons smuggled to drug cartels

"History Doesn't Repeat, But It Often Rhymes"

Mark Twain

(Natural News)  Although the border crisis and the invasion of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border is rightfully grabbing a lot of headlines, there is another border-related story that cannot be ignored: the influx of military-grade U.S. weapons making their way into Mexico – and into the hands of its drug cartels.

The Mexican government is now demanding an “urgent” investigation into how Mexican drug cartels managed to obtain American-grade weapons. 

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Alicia Barcena said: “The (Mexican) Defense Department has warned the United States about weapons entering Mexico that are for the exclusive use of the U.S. army. It is very urgent that an investigation into this be carried out.”

Cartels have boasted about obtaining military-grade U.S. weapons and displayed them openly on social media. They are presenting a considerable challenge for Mexican authorities as they struggle to deal with the drug cartels, who sometimes have better weapons than they do. 

Although the Mexican marines and army possess superior firepower, the weapons drug cartels possess often outclass the ones used by other Mexican law enforcement bodies.


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