In what officials caution is now a dangerous and even deadly crime wave, Phoenix, Arizona has become the kidnapping capital of America, with more incidents than any other city in the world outside of Mexico City and over 370 cases last year alone. In fact, kidnappings and other crimes connected to the Mexican drug cartels are quickly spreading across the border, from Texas to California. The majority of the victims are either illegal aliens or connected to the drug trade. ED STRAKER
Friday, July 13, 2018
THE LA RAZA HEROIN CARTELS KIDNAP MAYOR NEAR DRUG BORDER
Cartel Gunmen Kidnap Mexican Mayor near Texas Border
A team of cartel gunmen kidnapped the mayor of the small rural border-town of Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, setting off a large-scale search and rescue operation. As of press time, the efforts to rescue the local politician has proven unsuccessful. Ciudad Mier sits immediately south of the Rio Grande Valley Sector of Texas.
The kidnapping took place on Thursday evening when Roberto “Betito” Gonzalez was at the plaza outside of the Ciudad Mier City Hall to celebrate his recent re-election victory. According to Mexican law enforcement sources, a team of gunmen riding in SUVs pulled up and forced the local politician into a vehicle before driving off.
The kidnapping of the local mayor set off a massive operation where Tamaulipas state police officers called on the Mexican military, and federal police, as well as state police officers from the nearby state of Nuevo León. Authorities set up roadblocks along dirt roads and highways that lead to both Reynosa and Nuevo León.
Ciudad Mier is a small town just south of the banks of the Rio Grande, in an area east of the Falcon Lake Dam. The area is considered a “Magical Town” by the Mexican government, a special program aimed at preserving folkloric towns. In 2010, the town saw an exodus of approximately 300 residents who fled the area after receiving threats from Los Zetas cartel, The Monitor reported at the time. In 2010, Los Zetas and the Gulf Cartel had started a fierce war for control of the border setting off large-scale gun battles and massacres.
Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and Stephen K. Bannon.You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at Iortiz@breitbart.com.
Brandon Darby is managing director and editor-in-chief of Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Ildefonso Ortiz and Stephen K. Bannon. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Tony Aranda contributed to this report
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