Zetas Drug Cartel Allegedly Conducts 'Mexico-Style Attack' near Houston

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    A multi-agency undercover drug bust in Texas spun out of control Monday afternoon when a civilian working for law enforcement was killed and a police officer injured in what has been described by the local press as a “Mexico-style” attack.

    The incident occurred in Texas' Harris County, where parts of Houston are located, when the secret operative disguised as a truck driver delivering a 300 pound package of marijuana was driving through the northwest part of the county to a rendezvous point. Out of nowhere three sport-utility vehicles carrying alleged Zetas drug cartel gunmen cut off the 18-wheeler truck and opened fire on the cab, killing the driver.

    "We are not going to tolerate these types of thugs out there using their weapons like the Wild, Wild West," Javier Peña, the new head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Houston Division, told the Houston Chronicle. "We are going after them."

    As the gunmen opened fire on the truck, law enforcement officials descended on the scene in an effort to apprehend the shooters. "Officers engaged in gunfire with the suspects. That exchange resulted in the undercover officer being shot in the leg and the death of the occupant in the 18-wheeler," a press release from Harris County Sheriffs Office stated.

    So far four suspects, all believed to be Mexican, have been arrested and charged with murder.

    While the men - Eric De Luna, 23; Fernando Tavera, 19; Ricardo Ramírez, 35 and Rolando Resendiz, 34 – have all allegedly admitted to an affiliation with the violent Mexico-based Zetas cartel, U.S. authorities are still puzzled as to why the group would authorize such a brazen attack on U.S. soil for 300 pounds of marijuana.

    "If it was a straight assassination, there were points in this controlled delivery where he would have just been a sitting duck," a law-enforcement source speaking on the condition of anonymity told the Chronicle. "Pretty brazen to kill a man over 300 pounds of grass.”

    The Zetas are one of the most violent and powerful cartels operating in Mexico today. The former paramilitary-wing of the Gulf cartel is considered to be one of two dominant cartels in Mexico, along with Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán's Sinaloa cartel.

    The group is believed to be responsible for the attack on a casino in Monterrey earlier this year that left 52 people dead.

    The sheriff’s deputy who was hit in the knee with a bullet during the attack is expected to be in the hospital through Thursday night, but will make a full recovery. Authorities are keeping quiet about who shot the sheriff’s deputy as the incident is still under investigation.

    They also did not release any information about the driver who was killed.

    "Everybody is surprised at the brazenness," Peña said, according to the Chronicle. "We haven't seen this type of violence, which concerns us."

    Read more: Zetas Drug Cartel Allegedly Conducts 'Mexico-Style Attack' near Houston | Fox News Latino
     
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    OMG!

    The government furiously pumped money into educating the Anchor Babies and now they're getting preferential job treatment as the new minority. They’re going to be in charge of everything that has to do with immigration. Lord Save us all!
     
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    Well obviously we need a Police State to keep us all safe!
     
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    WRONG! We need to close the damn Southern border and put the military on it and make sure no one crosses the border without PERMISSION!
     
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    This is GOOD NEWS.

    How bad does it have to get for our weak kneed government to do something about the border? Well, certainly NOT this bad. It will have to get worse. Maybe having heads rolling around Houston bars and bodies hanging from lamp posts. That might be bad enough.

    This was a highjacking of an 18 wheeler. It would NEVER happen if this was a shipment of LEGAL marijuana. We better hurry up and legalize drugs so this kind of crime NEVER happens again.
    We better hurry up and legalize drugs so this becomes a daily occurrence.

    Nothing can get better or even change until the consequences of actions are experienced. That's why these kinds of consequences are good.
     
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    We can work a deal out with Mexico their government loves our money and will do anything to keep it coming. We already have enforcement in Mexico training the Mexicans and helping with investigations.


    What we need to do is put the U.S. military on the Mexican side of the border. Along the entire Mexican side of the border to control the drug cartel violence and to keep them from bringing drugs over the border and stop the illegal alien border crossers.


    The U.S. military could be trained to be border patrol agents once they return from the Middle East and other places. Those trained agents can work the United States side of the border.

    When we have enough trained Border Patrol agents then we can bring the troops back from Mexico to either go into civilian life or become Border Patrol Enforcement.

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    The Posse Comitatus Act is the United States federal law (18 U.S.C.§ 1385) that was passed on June 18, 1878, after the end of Reconstruction. Its intent (in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807) was to limit the powers of local governments and law enforcement agencies from using federal military personnel to enforce the laws of the land. Contrary to popular belief, the Act does not prohibit members of the Army from exercising state law enforcement, police, or peace officer powers that maintain "law and order"; it simply requires that any orders to do so must originate with the United States Constitution or Act of Congress.

    The statute only directly addresses the US Army (and is understood to equally apply to the US Air Force as a "derivative" of the US Army). It does not refer to, and thus does not implicitly apply to nor restrict units of the National Guard under federal authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within the United States. The Navy and Marine Corps are prohibited by a Department of Defense directive, (self-regulation,) not by the Act itself.[1][2] Although it is a military force,[3] the U.S. Coast Guard, which now operates under the Department of Homeland Security, is also not covered by the Posse Comitatus Act.
    As of December 3 2011, the Posse Comitatus Act is under threat of repeal from the National Defense Authorization Act.[4]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posse_Comitatus_Act

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    20 Stat. L., 145

    June 18, 1878

    CHAP. 263 - An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, and for other purposes.

    SEC. 15. From and after the passage of this act it shall not be lawful to employ any part of the Army of the United States, as a posse comitatus, or otherwise, for the purpose of executing the laws, except in such cases and under such circumstances as such employment of said force may be expressly authorized by the Constitution or by act of Congress; and no money appropriated by this act shall be used to pay any of the expenses incurred in the employment of any troops in violation of this section And any person willfully violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished by fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars or imprisonment not exceeding two years or by both such fine and imprisonment.
    10 U.S.C. (United States Code) 375
    Sec. 375. Restriction on direct participation by military personnel:

    The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to ensure that any activity (including the provision of any equipment or facility or the assignment or detail of any personnel) under this chapter does not include or permit direct participation by a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps in a search, seizure, arrest, or other similar activity unless participation in such activity by such member is otherwise authorized by law.
    18 U.S.C. 1385
    Sec. 1385. Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus

    Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of
    Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to
    execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
    Editor's Note: The only exemption has to do with nuclear materials (18 U.S.C. 831 (e)
     
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    Close the Southern border OR get ready for MAD MAX Road Warrior Style! It will be kill or be killed, Fight back or die no one goes unscathed. They eat children but only when they're hungry!
     
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    Mexico crackin' down on drugs, Britain goin' soft...
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    Mexico strikes Sinaloa cartel as Cabrera Sarabria shot
    23 January 2012 : Ten of the detained were paraded in front of journalists, another suspect is in hospital.
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    Drugs mule sentences cut in new sentencing guidelines
    23 January 2012 : Large scale drug producers face longer sentences under the new guidelines
     
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    The president removed most of the National Guard troops from the border. But my question is who controls the National Guard when not participating in federal crap. The governor does and seems to me if we had three governors with some nuts, we would have the National Guard from Texas, New Mexico and Arizona securing the border. They would need no further incentive other than the fact they would be protecting their families and the families of their friends. Do you think they would be motivated to secure it, not yes, but hell yes. Arizona has made some dramatic changes and choices to secure their part, but we need to have all 3 committed to securing it no matter what the cost.
     
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    That's Oklahoma, Arizona, California and now Texas. Obama's border policy is working exactly as he intended.
     

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