Tag Archives: Drug Trafficking

Texas Lawmakers Criticize Border Surge For Moving Crime but Not Stopping It

The assessment by Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw came during a House Homeland Security and Public Safety meeting in Brownsville, where Democrats hammered away at the DPS chief and questioned whether the buildup is successful is if … Continue reading

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Life Sentence Cut for Texas Sheriff Who Once Symbolized “War on Drugs”

The life sentence of former Presidio County Sheriff Rick Thompson for a federal drug trafficking conviction has been reduced to 30 years. The iconic lawman was once a symbol of the “War on Drugs.” In the predawn hours of Dec. 3, … Continue reading

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Homeland Security Report says Border Drones are Costly, Ineffective

The Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General is out with harsh words for the agency’s eight-year-old border drone program, saying unmanned air patrols of the border are “dubious achievers.” A report released Tuesday Inspector General John Roth says the department’s own sub-agency … Continue reading

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US Seeks To Curb Central American Child Exodus With Youth Programs

CHALCHUAPA, El Salvador — The once-staggering number of Central American child migrants crossing the border has slowed dramatically in recent months. But to discourage future migration flows, many say the violence and poverty that helped trigger the exodus must be … Continue reading

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National Guard Deploys To Bust Drug Crime In South Texas

LA JOYA, Texas — The National Guard is now descending on the South Texas border. It’s part of a law enforcement surge called Operation Strong Safety. Governor Rick Perry ordered the mission to confront the never-ending flow of illegal drug … Continue reading

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Mexico Forbids Drug Lord’s Extradition Even As Negotiations With US Continue

On Feb. 22 the world’s most wanted drug trafficker — Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, known as “El Chapo,” or “Shorty”— was captured in a joint U.S.-Mexico operation. At the time, federal agents in both countries followed intelligence provided by … Continue reading

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