Drug Cartels Declare War on
The U.S.-Mexico Border
"Senior officials say Zetas (a ruthless group of assassins formed by Mexican Army deserters) are battling for Juarez" El Paso Times, April 4, 2008. (1)
"Reputed Juarez cartel leader arrested; killings continue" El Paso Times, July 16, 2008. (1)
"Juarez police hindered by shortage of weapons" El Paso Times, July 21, 2008. (1)
"Calderon to speak about Juarez crimes" El Paso Times, July 22, 2008. (1)
Drugs are a threat to our society. They are the leading source of income for the criminal elements in our communities; breeding violence, the availability of weapons, murders in the border regions, the devastating effects of drug use, and a source of income for gangs. The demand for drugs in the U.S. has created problems for decades. Drugs and the money they provide to criminals are powerful enemies.