WASHINGTON – North Carolina Congresswoman Sue Myrick warned Friday that Hezbollah may be colluding with drug cartels on the US-Mexican border, and called on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to investigate the matter.
"It is vital we know what is happening on our border, especially as crime and violence continue to rise there and as terrorist plots and threats are increasing inside the US," she wrote.
Myrick said Hezbollah's drug agents undergo Spanish language lessons sponsored by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, after which they disguise themselves as Mexican civilians in order to obtain false US entry passes.
She added that the group has experience with tunnel-digging, which may put the US-Mexican border at risk for further infiltration.
The congresswoman, who is a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said members of drug cartels imprisoned in South America have been spotted lately tattooing Persian writing on their bodies, evidence of Iranian involvement.
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Narco tunnel into US traced to drainage ditch in JuárezBy Alex Hinojosa and John Hall \ El Paso TimesPosted: 06/27/2010 12:00:00 AM MDT
- Fighting the border drug war
- Narco tunnel found in El Paso: Drug route runs 130 feet under Rio Grande
The tunnel, about 130 feet long and 2 feet wide and 2 feet high, was traced to a drainage ditch along a highway near the river.
"Once we discovered it, they backtracked it and that's where they found it," U.S. Border Patrol Agent Ramiro Cordero said.
The tunnel was discovered about 1:30 a.m. Friday by Border Patrol agents who heard suspicious noises.
read more on www.periodico26.cuU.S. authorities said the tunnel is a sign of growing frustration on the part of drug smugglers to beat efforts by law enforcement in the U.S.
"All that we have done since 1993 has created more desperation for the smuggling operations now, and they are much more prone to putting juveniles from Mexico at risk," Border Patrol spokesman Doug Mosier said.
"As hard as it is to accept or understand, these thMEXICO CITY — From perfecting their use of the subjunctive in colonial Puebla to exploring the anthropological aspects of Tijuana's gritty underside, American college students have long used Mexico as a learning lab. This summer, however, far fewer will be venturing across the border, as universities and students alike fear the violence tied to drug gangs that have caught some innocents in the cross-fire. ings are happening."
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From perfecting their use of the subjunctive in colonial Puebla to exploring the anthropological aspects of Tijuana's gritty underside, American college students have long used Mexicoviolence tied to drug gangs that have caught some innocents in the cross-fire. — From perfecting their use of the subjunctive in colonial Puebla to exploring the anthropological aspects of Tijuana's gritty underside, American college students have long used Mexico as a learning lab. This summer, however, far fewer will be venturing across the border.
RHC).- The United States plans to deploy two drone aircraft along the Texas-Mexico border as part of a new effort to stem organized crime and illegal immigration, according to Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano.
Speaking in Washington, Napolitano said that the two Predator drones will be used to patrol the border and in nearby areas in the Gulf of Mexico, once the U.S. Congress approves the 500 million dollars that President Barack Obama has requested for the project.
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Congresswoman: Hezbollah joining Mexican drug cartels
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