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Mexican Cartel Leader Gets 30-Year Sentence after Helping DEA

A federal judge sentenced one of the top Los Zetas cartel leaders to 30 years in a U.S. federal prison for his role in helping smuggle ton quantities of drugs and playing a role in the raging violence that continues to plague Mexico. The former cartel boss turned into a government witness following his arrest.

Human Smuggling Kidnappers Get Heavy Prison Sentence

A federal judge sentenced three men in Laredo to lengthy prison sentences for kidnapping and extorting eight illegal aliens they smuggled into the U.S. Prosecutors accused the men of assaulting the Mexican nationals while holding them captive and then attempting to coerce additional smuggling fees from the families of their human cargo.

Feds Admit To Putting Migrants on Planes for U.S. Destinations

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have admitted that they are not only releasing illegal immigrants at bus stations, they are also “identify[ing]” and transporting them to airports for travel to various destinations within the country. Officials say these undocumented migrants are from Central America.

Feds Continue to Drop Migrants at Texas Bus Stops

Bus station employees are reporting that illegal immigrants continue pour into the Texas border town of Laredo. They have seen a holding center for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) carrying between 20 and 40 undocumented women during at least five bus trips.

A US made AR-15 magazine-fed Armalite Rifle in a Helsinki weapons store Armalite Rifle on sale at a gun shop in Helsinki, Finland - 17 Dec 2015 The European Commission is to strengthen control of firearms across the EU, which would ban semi-automatic weapons from private citizens. (Rex Features via AP Images)

Illegal Alien, Texan Imprisoned for Cartel Gun Buying Scheme

LAREDO, Texas — A female illegal alien and a Texas man have been sent to prison for their confessed role in a complex gun straw purchasing and smuggling scheme for the Los Zetas cartel. The operation is believed to have successfully moved at least 25 weapons into Mexico.

GRAPHIC — Mexican Cops: Downtown Border City Gun Battle with Drug Cartel a ‘Run of the Mill’ Incident

NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas — Seven vehicles with gunmen clashed with Mexican military forces during a fierce battle in the the downtown streets of this border city. The skirmish took place mere blocks from the border with Texas.

The fighting occurred Thursday, shortly after 1030 a.m. in the downtown area near the intersection of Guerrero Avenue and Arteaga Street when a convoy of seven vehicles with members of the Cartel Del Noreste faction of the Los Zetas cartel clashed with Mexican military forces that had set up a roadblock of sorts, Mexican law enforcement sources confirmed to Breitbart Texas.

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