Saturday, April 04, 2009

Guatemala finds Mexico drug smuggler training camp

BS Ranch Perspective:

When is it that we are going to take some action to protect those that live in those States that are currently in the line of fire, from the Zetas! Those people that live in Texas, Arizona, and or California all have a vested interest in believing that their safety is being preserved either by the Border Patrol, United States Military, or some other Public Law Enforcement Entity, Preferably a Force that is Doing a Good, or Better job then has been currently done, a Force that has some Teeth, who can REALLY, TAKE A BITE, OUT of That Crime! 

One of these days, hopefully not soon, because it will be the start of a war the likes we have  not seen since World War One! BLOOD and CARNAGE was the name of that WAR, and it will RETURN for this NEXT WAR!! 

BS Ranch

PS: I pray that it doesn't happen, but something better be done! FAST!

Guatemala finds Mexico drug smuggler training camp  

By Sarah Grainger Sarah Grainger – Fri Mar 27, 7:22 pm ET

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Guatemalan security forces have discovered a camp run by Mexico's most violent drug gang where traffickers trained dozens of gunmen, police said on Friday.


Security forces were tipped off about suspicious activity at a ranch in Quiche, in the central highlands, by residents who said men in ski masks were asking villagers to join their ranks, police chief Marlene Blanco said at a news conference.


Two commanders of the Zetas, the armed wing of Mexico's Gulf cartel, and 37 recruits fled the camp before the police and army arrived, leaving behind 500 grenades, six rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, Blanco said.


The spiraling violence of Mexico's drug war, where rival cartels have resorted to savage tactics in their struggle for territory, killed more than 6,200 people last year and has stoked increasing concern from both ordinary Mexicans and the country's neighbors.


"They wanted to recruit young men. They offered training in the use of certain weapons and said they had jobs," Blanco said.


Guatemalan authorities, helped by personnel from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, also found an illegal airstrip, an obstacle course and equipment for practicing shooting at moving targets.


"We are facing a war against drug trafficking and you can see what kind of weapons they have waiting for us," Blanco said.


Mexican President Felipe Calderon has deployed tens of thousands of soldiers in a bid to crack down on the violence.


Police believe a series of attacks on buses in Guatemala City in the past week were orchestrated by the Zetas to distract attention from the border where they had been shipping illegal arms and drugs into and out of the country.


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