A letter recently sent from the largest Border Patrol union to agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector warned them of “open warfare” that is soon heading their way from Mexican drug cartels.
The letter warned them of the Mexican Gulf Cartel, which has been engaging in a constant war with the Mexican government.
“Recent events in Tamaulipas, Mexico, specifically in and around the city of Reynosa, pose a special risk to U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the region,” the letter reads.
“The Reynosa faction of the Mexican Gulf Cartel recently lost its leader and the group is engaging in open warfare with Mexican authorities and possibly with rival factions or other transnational criminal groups. Open source reports indicate gunbattles and use of grenades and other explosives in the fighting.
“Border Patrol agents working the line in any station’s area of operations immediately across the largely open border from Reynosa, Mexico, are advised to employ extra caution in the performance of their duties,” the letter states. “Stray rounds from firearms have previously injured U.S. law enforcement personnel on the border.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
In comments to KRGV-TV, National Border Patrol Council Vice President Hector Garza said there was a substantial risk of the fighting spilling over.
“It definitely creates a way bigger risk than your normal day-to-day activities,” Garza said. “Our agents are on the front line. They’re working the river banks. They’re working the brush, so they’re the ones that are right in line with this increase risk.”
This is yet another reason why we need the wall. An unsecured border is a huge target for drug cartels looking to spread their tentacles across the United States. Violence will inevitably result — violence that has a high likelihood of spreading into our country.
The Trump administration is attempting to deal with it, and it’s time for the rest of our politicians to get on board.
Hopefully the Trump administration will provide our border agents with all the resources they will need to win this upcoming war. The Mexican cartels are brutal and do not value human life in any way.
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