According to this report in the Washington Examiner, smuggling of potential terrorists across the border is evolving into a billion dollar industry for Mexican drug cartels while posing a significant threat to the United States, according to federal law enforcement officials.
That was echoed in a recent assessment by the U.S. military’s Southern Command that found drug cartels are taking advantage of a “largely unregulated” border to create security risk for the United States.
“Of particular concern is the smuggling of criminal aliens and gang members who pose public safety threats to communities throughout the border region and the country,” said the Southern Command report obtained by The Washington Examiner. “These individuals include hundreds of undocumented aliens from special interest countries, primarily China, but also Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan.”
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