Badlands: Fox News exposes blatant attacks on border lawmen by gangs and traffickers

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  1. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    The most disturbing fact for me was that, in the week of July 16-23 -- seven days -- Border Patrol officers and other law enforcement agencies apprehended 6,028 would-be illegals, and 4,152 of them were not from Mexico. Most were from Central American countries, but there were also Russians, Moroccans, Chinese, Cubans and Indians, as well as many from other nations.

    In addition, authorities seized $478,879 in U.S. currency, confiscated over seven tons of pot with a street value of nearly $6.4 million, and also took more than a million dollars’ worth of cocaine and methamphetamine off the arrestees.

    One week. Just one week. And no one wants to secure the border. :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Gina B

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    So they each had an average of only $79.44 cash on them to live off? Interesting.

    OTOH, if the U.S. keeps the profits, that's quite a good haul at 7 1/2 mil per week seized. They could set up some decent border control with that. Sell the marijuana to Colorado and legalized states, the cocaine to hospitals, etc.. Make it work.
     
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    Come on its about the kids!:BangHead:

    Gov Perry had a comment of the thousands of murderers and rapists that have been through Texas jails.
     
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    More likely most of them had none, and a few -- the gang members, drug traffickers and common criminals -- had thousands each. I'm guessing, but the vast majority of the illegals coming across the border have little more than the clothes on their backs and the address of their nearest U.S.-resident friend or relative.
     

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