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Cartel Drugs in Austin? Don’t Mess With Obama’s Narrative!

Remember, any disagreement with our fearless leader is a ‘sideshow’.

by
Howard Nemerov

Bio

March 27, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Flashback: One year ago, Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano implied our southern border was safer than ever:

“There is a perception that the border is worse now than it ever has been,” Napolitano said at the Bridge of The Americas border crossing in El Paso, Texas, the Associated Press reports. “That is wrong. The border is better now than it ever has been.”

Today, the Austin Police Department circulated press releases on three separate arrests of multiple suspects on drug charges, all from recent investigations. All suspects were Mexican nationals or immigrants.

Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin

Arrested: Alfredo Herrera, Julie Hernandez-Cruz, Catarino Hernandez-Cruz, Eduardo Hernandez

A Ford F-150 with Mexican license plates delivered cocaine to an Austin residence. Packages changed hands, and then two other cars left the residence. All were stopped and arrested. Police confiscated 3 kilograms of tar heroin, with an estimated street value of $1.5M. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed detainers on Catarino Hernandez-Cruz and Eduardo Hernandez.

Possession of Marijuana for Distribution

Arrested: Pedro Flores-Mondragon, Javier Ibarra

Police received a call on a residential burglary. Responding officers arrested two men as they attempted escape. Two others remain at large. Police seized 4 guns and 565 pounds of marijuana, street value estimate of $310,000. The two captured suspects drove the drugs in from Mexico, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed detainers on both.

Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine

Arrested: Gloria Rocha Bernal, Veronica Garcia Reyes

Police stopped a Chevrolet pickup for speeding. Officers “developed reasonable suspicion that narcotics were hidden inside the vehicle” and occupants agreed to a search. Police found 16.4 pounds of powder cocaine, estimated street value of $6.4M.

The two suspects are currently in custody of the U.S. Marshals service, and ICE placed detainers on both.

So everybody take a deep breath and repeat after me: “The border is safe, cartel violence won’t happen here…the border is safe, cartel violence won’t happen here…the border is safe…cartel violence…zzzzzz.

Former civilian disarmament supporter and medical researcher Howard Nemerov investigates the civil liberty of self-defense and examines the issue of gun control, resulting in his book Four Hundred Years of Gun Control: Why Isn’t It Working? He appears frequently on NRA News as their “unofficial” analyst and was published in the Texas Review of Law and Politics with David Kopel and Carlisle Moody.
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