DHS: Mexican assassin teams targeting U.S. law enforcement – Homeland Security Newswire

The steady deterioration of security conditions in Mexico has brought the country to the verge of resembling Columbia in the 1990s: Drug traffickers and criminal organizations in Mexico now have many more men under arms than the combined uniformed forces — police, the military, etc. — of the Mexican government, and the brazenness of these criminal militias has grown apace: not only do they routinely kill policemen, judges, and politicians (and their families, too) — often in the most gruesome manner in order to send a message to others — they have now taken on the Mexican military as well.

This anarchic violence is now spilling into the United States.’s Joshua Rhett Miller reports that law enforcement officers in west Texas are on guard following an alert issued by DHS warning of retaliatory killings for a recent crackdown on the Barrio Azteca gang.

David Cuthbertson, special agent in charge of the FBI’s El Paso division, said the paramilitary-style gang has an “open policy” to kill its rivals and may turn its sights toward local law enforcement officers. “[They] are extremely cold-blooded and aggressive,” Cuthbertson told “The killings are done really without thought and any kind of remorse.”