Monday, June 20, 2011

Border security website chronicles firsthand accounts of drug trafficking along Texas/Mexico border

Following the recent shootout between U.S. law enforcement and the Mexican drug cartels on the Texas/Mexico border, Texas farmers and ranchers continue to face intimidation and threats from criminals tied to these violent organizations. In an effort to highlight the growing problems associated with a lack of border security, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s website will debut a multi-part testimonial series titled, “Texas Traffic – True Stories of Drug and Human Smuggling.”
The series will provide firsthand accounts from Texas farmers, ranchers and law enforcement officers who have been subjected to drug running, human trafficking and other criminal activities that have taken the form of international terrorism right here on U.S. soil. These true stories are a testament to the reality that the violence initiated by drug cartels has been spilling northward into Texas. Texans along the border and elsewhere across the state should not have to endure this physical violence and intimidation here in the land of the free and the home of the brave. This violence against our people, combined with the threat to our nation’s food supply is a threat to our homeland security...more

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