Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mexico out of control - more evidence?

A few weeks ago, I posted an article which I headed 'Is Mexico Spinning Out Of Control?'

I'm beginning to think that it is. A news report from Phoenix, AZ lends credence to the idea.

Police reports show that three men arrested in a Phoenix home invasion and homicide Monday may have been active members of the Mexican Army.

While on the J.D. Hayworth show, Phoenix Law Enforcement Association President Mark Spencer said that the men involved were hired by drug cartels to perform home invasions and assassinations.

The Monday morning incident at 8329 W. Cypress St. resulted in the death of the homeowner. Between 50 and 100 rounds were fired at the house.

Spencer said a police officer told him that one of the men captured said they were completely prepared to ambush Phoenix police, but ran out of ammunition.

He added that all were all dressed in military tactical gear and were armed with AR-15 assault rifles. Three other men involved in the invasion escaped.

A report from a Phoenix police officer bears out the news report. It's a PDF file, so in case readers don't have Adobe Acrobat, I've included the relevant text as a graphic below (click to enlarge).

I can't say I'm surprised by this report. Drug dealers and gangs have far more money than any Mexican military personnel will earn from the State, and the former can afford to bribe the latter to do their bidding. However, when such activities cross into the USA, we're all at risk.

Readers living in states bordering Mexico may wish to take note.


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