(Republican Party News) – So, I’ll give you three guesses which country has a virtual airline of drones that are, as we speak, being flown over the United States, in order to keep tabs on law enforcement and border security operations.
If you said Mexico, more specifically, Mexican cartels, then you get fifty gold stars slapped on your chart.
According to WND, the Washington watchdog Judicial Watch revealed in a special Corruption Chronicles report that cartels have now completed over 9,000 drone flights into U.S. airspace over the course of the last twelve months.
This information comes from a “senior Homeland Security official” who, according to the report, was recently interviewed.
“The drones are observing federal, state, county, and city agencies near the Mexican border, including the U.S. Border Patrol, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas National Guard, county sheriffs and local police. The Border Patrol, which operates under Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has captured about a dozen of the drones, and accessed the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’ (UAVs) guidance and memory systems to gain intelligence information, according to a high-level official at the agency,” the report went on to explain.
The watchdog group then stated that it found out about the drone flights during a recent visit down to the southern border and then specifically while interviewing federal officials at the CBP Rio Grande Valley sector.
“Judicial Watch is further investigating the matter and has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with CBP, the 60,000-member agency charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S., for all records regarding the use of drones by criminal organizations operating along the U.S.-Mexico border for the purpose of surveilling U.S. law enforcement officials or otherwise facilitating illegal activity,” Judicial Watch stated.
Judicial Watch then reported that federal officials who were on the scene stated that cartels use drone programs in order to ensure their human smuggling and drug trafficking efforts are successful.
“Specifically, they help identify gaps in border coverage and assist the cartels in overwhelming certain areas to create a diversion for moving sensitive or high value loads through alternate border locations,” Judicial Watch stated.
“The watchdog, which frequently files Freedom of Information cases – both requests and lawsuits – said Brandon Judd, chief of the union representing thousands of Border Patrol agents, said the drones also are used to smuggle small amounts of drugs into the U.S.,” WND reported.
“They are dropping fentanyl,” Judd said to Judicial Watch. “They fly into certain locations, drop them to the ground and fentanyl is taken off of them and they take back off into Mexico.”
“The report explained reports of drones being used surfaced only a few years ago, when agents in the El Paso sector reported witnessing what they believed to be a drone being used to act as a ‘lookout,'” WND reported.
“An agent monitoring the border with an infrared camera discovered the drone traveling north into the U.S. from Mexico,” Judicial Watch went on to say the report documented.
And then, “Last year Mexico’s largest newspaper reported that some of the country’s most notorious cartels, including Jalisco Nueva Generación, used drones with explosives to attack police in the western part of the country.”
This is just one more failure of the Biden administration concerning border security. Things down south are going, well, down south, and this “president” isn’t doing a darn thing to stop any of it. All because he, along with the Democratic Party, wants to see these folks flood into the country so they can use them to puff up their voter rolls.
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