The Biden-Harris regime has effectively surrendered control of many areas of the US Border to heavily armed cartel enforcers. The Texas Department of Public Safety has reported several extremely disturbing incidents with cartels at the highly porous southern border. On October 6th, multiple images were released showing cartel members in tactical operations gear armed with what appear to be AK-variant rifles openly taunting and jeering Texas National Guard Soldiers in the area who are constrained by legal limitations and rules of engagement.
“Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the health and safety of migrants or the citizens of the U.S. they may encounter,” said a release from Rio Grande Valley Sector officials.
Bill Melugin of Fox News LA reported via Twitter, “NEW: In multiple instances over the past several days, Texas DPS tells me suspected cartel gunmen involved in human smuggling have stood in & near the Rio Grande in Starr County and taunted TX National Guard soldiers. They wear tac vests & have AK47s.”
NEW: In multiple instances over the past several days, Texas DPS tells me suspected cartel gunmen involved in human smuggling have stood in & near the Rio Grande in Starr County and taunted TX National Guard soldiers. They wear tac vests & have AK47s.
Courtesy: @TxDPS @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/68dpIOa2Nc
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) October 6, 2021
The Texas DPS addressed the situation in a statement telling the press that may potential threats to Law Enforcement or Texas military personnel will be fully investigated.
“The Texas Department of Public Safety is committed to securing our southern border under the direction of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott,” the statement said. “We continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds in order to make real-time decisions and will adjust operations as necessary.
“As we work closely with the Texas Military Department, any potential threats toward law enforcement and the Texas Military Department will be fully investigated, and those responsible will be arrested and charged to the fullest extent of the law,” it added.
We have members surging to the Texas-Mexico border in support of @GovAbbott’s #OperationLoneStar. They are helping safeguard #Texas alongside @TxDPS. Missions include: fence construction, repelling transnational criminal activity, and countering smuggling and human trafficking. pic.twitter.com/F9pqewntmO
— Texas Military Dept (@TXMilitary) October 5, 2021
A Brazen Step Over The Border For The Cartel Gunmen
The cartel members were spotted shortly after eight illegal immigrants with criminal records were arrested the prior week including at least one cartel member, an MS-13 gang member, and three convicted sex offenders according to The Daily Mail. Law enforcement officials have surmised that the men were likely involved in a human smuggling operation nearby.
Gov. Greg Abbott (R) held a conference with nine other governors at the border to outline a 10-point plan to secure the border and excoriated the Biden-Harris administration for “the border crisis created by his disastrous open border policies.”
“It’s time for the Biden administration to wake up and get on the job,” stated the governor. “And do its job to protect the sovereignty and safety of the United States of America.”
Nine other governors joined me in Mission, TX to outline our 10-point plan for President Biden to end the border crisis created by his disastrous open border policies. https://t.co/Woy9Qp1y0w
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) October 6, 2021