Border Patrol agents tracked two ultralight aircraft used by the Mexican cartels to smuggle more than $1.4 million in meth and two Chinese illegal immigrants into the U.S.
So it truly is a foreign invasion. And a smuggling and human trafficking crime wave too. Our government must act now to secure the borders! This will be a military matter and the Commander-in-Chief must be allowed to defend our great nation!
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) December 20, 2018
Border Patrol agents tracked an ultralight aircraft as it crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and made it 30 miles into the country early Tuesday morning — and when they got to the landing spot, they found two Chinese men who had been smuggled in by the aircraft.
The ultralight had escaped, lifting back off and returning to Mexico, but agents say they did manage to nab a Mexican man waiting in a vehicle near the landing zone in southern California, apparently ready to pick up the Chinese men and deliver them to their destination.
Experts said they had seen ultralights, small aircraft powered by lawn mower-sized engines, used to drop loads of drugs in the U.S. But they were surprised to see them being used to ferry illegal immigrants.
“It’s disturbing,” said Chris Harris, who retired this year after a two-decade career as a Border Patrol agent in San Diego and who suggested it could be a way for cartels to get dangerous people across the border. “If you want to get some operatives in this country very quickly, that’s a way.”
Gloria I. Chavez, chief patrol agent in the El Centro sector of the Border Patrol, agreed that ultralights pose a threat to “national security.”
“These aircraft are able to carry small payloads of dangerous cargo or dangerous people,” she said. More
The cartels own the Mexican authorities either through bribes or by threats from the local village police to the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City. Once we as a nation admit this, all else with regards to our diplomatic relationship with Mexico becomes crystal clear.
Will the Cartels exist as long as American addicts support them?