Smuggling and Trafficking

Kansas City Seen as a Hub for Drug Traffickers on Interstate 35

A federal study has put Kansas City on the map in a way that it never wanted.

Maps from the study show Kansas City as a prime destination for drug traffickers who bring cocaine, heroin, marijuana and, to a lesser extent, methamphetamine from Mexico. And Interstate 35 is their highway of choice.

Drug cartels behead another blogger but bloggers unite

Blogger on cartel beheading – Cannot kill us all : Homeland Security News Another blogger has been decapitated, purportedly in retaliation for postings about drug cartels, prompting users of social network sites to unite in their stance against the gangs.

Letting Go of the Border Security Blanket

I just spent some time visiting the Homeland Security folks at the Laredo port of entry and ARNORTH in San Antonio. I walked away from both visits with the same conclusion – if we want to solve the problem of our broken borders and deeply flawed immigration enforcement, we have got to let go of the “security blanket” of arguing that we just have to get the border under control and everything will be fine. We are never going to secure the border by fixating on the border.

Congressman Issa, Secretary Napolitano Spar Over Operation Fast and Furious

During testimony on Capitol Hill, Chairman Issa gets into a tense exchange with Secretary Napolitano on what she knew and when she knew it regarding Operation Fast and Furious.

Generals: Drug cartels are national security threat

Brenham Banner-Press > Archives > News > Generals: Drug cartels are national security threat Two decorated, retired U.S. Army Generals testified during a Homeland Security oversight hearing that the Mexican drug cartels are increasing their operational presence in the United States, are responsible for violent crimes on U.S. soil and pose a threat to national […]

The drugs and terror nexus

Drugs and Terror Mix in Case – The informant at the center of an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador marks the latest example of how the U.S. government’s war on drugs has expanded into the war on terrorism.  Asa Hutchinson, former DEA head, said there was “a significant amount of […]

McCain lashes out at Holder over Fast and Furious memos – The Hill's Twitter Room

McCain lashes out at Holder over Fast and Furious memos – The Hill’s Twitter Room Top Republicans blasted Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday after reports surfaced that he might have known about the controversial “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation earlier than he previously claimed.

ATF chief, Arizona prosecutor resign amid gun inquiries

ATF chief, Arizona prosecutor resign amid gun inquiries – The acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Arizona’s top federal prosecutor resigned Tuesday in the midst of congressional and Justice Department inquiries into a controversial gun trafficking investigation that allowed hundreds of firearms to fall into the hands of […]

ATF's "Fast and Furious" Speculation and Facts

If you have been following the news reports concerning ATF’s Operation “Fast and Furious,” you are acutely aware that CBP agent Brian Terry was killed in the line of duty and some of the weapons found at the scene have been traced back to what is now known as “Operation Fast and Furious.” For various political reasons, including conspiracy theories, there has been and continues to be a feeding frenzy by reporters and commentators on both the left and the right. Everyone needs to take a step back, take a deep breath and look at the facts.

Sr. Reporter: DTO, TCO and cartel — what's in a drug-war name?

Sr. Reporter: DTO, TCO and cartel — what’s in a drug-war name?   The discussion about what to call drug-trafficking groups is taking some interesting turns. In recent weeks, at least two others have weighed in on the question of what you call the groups that move illegal drug from points south into the United […]