Friday, August 06, 2010

U.S. Warns Terrorists May Enter the Country From Mexico as Drug War Rages

Mexico’s drug-related violence is straining local law enforcement in the northern part of the country, making it easier for terrorists to enter the U.S. through the border, the U.S. State Department said. Mexican drug cartels are stepping up attacks on police and the army in the northern swath of the country, as well as marijuana-growing regions, the State Department said today in a report on its website. That’s overwhelming security forces and creating potential vulnerabilities that international terrorists may exploit, the report said. The State Department hasn’t found evidence of links between drug cartels and international terrorists, and there’s no proof that terrorists are operating in the country or have crossed into the U.S. via Mexico. “The violence attributed to organized crime groups on the border continued to strain Mexico’s law enforcement capacities,” the report said...more

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