Do you think Arizona’s new illegal immigration control law is racist?
After an extensive investigation, U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno announced the indictment of fifty-eight alleged members of a Mexican drug distributing organization today.
The group transported drugs from border crossings to hubs within Texas, Georgia, Ohio, Illinois and North Carolina. They then distributed drugs to a multitude of points throughout the U.S. Contraband also included cash, which they laundered through the acquisition of purchased real estate property mainly in Hidalgo County, Texas.
A multi-agency initiative, “Project Deliverance,” targeted the transportation infrastructure for Mexican drug trafficking along the Southwest border. The project comprised the “Southern District of Texas Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces,” and was a long-term effort, which ended in significant success.
U.S. Attorney Moreno said of the indictments, “Every day, federal, state and local law enforcement officers, at our borders and beyond, do battle against the illegal drug trade.” Moreno continued, “Project Deliverance is the latest engagement in our ongoing struggle to confront and defeat the Mexican cartels. These arrests, seizures and prospective forfeitures further our goal to dismantle and disrupt their operations and hold them accountable.”
During the investigation and subsequent raids, authorities seized nearly 600 kilograms of cocaine and 31,000 pounds of marijuana. Enforcement agents also confiscated close to $5 million in alleged drug money and 70 real estate lots in Hidalgo County.
During police enforcement actions yesterday, officials further seized an additional $1 million, four vehicles and five bank accounts.
The dirty dealings of this group does not expose the countless killings, human trafficking and torture associated with such a border crime business.
Here we go again, possibly a small army of people will be incarcerated in our prison system—which, by the way, we taxpayers have to pay for. Even worse, Border States pay dearly in not only loss of money, but loss of lives, liberty and peace of mind.
Think twice before criticizing Arizona’s law.