Mexican Cartels Use Teenagers for Human Smuggling
Mexican cartels are using children to perpetrate their crimes. We must pray not only victims affected by these cartels, but for the underage members who need deliverance.
From The Epoch Times. A sheriff’s office in Texas announced in a press release that a traffic stop over the weekend has brought newfound attention to how Mexican cartels use underage teenagers to carry out human smuggling….
Kinney County is an agricultural community in southwest Texas on the border with Mexico. According to the sheriff’s office, at a traffic stop over the weekend on Ranch Road 3008, a deputy “spotted another vehicle with a load of what appeared to be illegal aliens.”
In the truck were crammed “about half a dozen illegal aliens, mostly from Mexico” and at the front of the truck there was a 61-year-old Colombian driver, next to whom sat a 14-year-old boy who came from Mexico but was found to be living in Austin, Texas.
“It turns out, the Colombian man was a subcontractor and driver—and the 14-year-old was the shot-caller with the connections,” the office stated. “The Colombian man told authorities that he’d met the boy on a couple of occasions in an Austin laundromat, and at some point told him about how he was having health problems and that money was tight….”
The Texas Department of Public Safety back in 2011 warned that Mexican cartels seek to recruit Texas students as young as 11 to support their illicit smuggling operations, whether those involve drugs, humans, or weapons. Then-DPS director Steven McCraw told Reuters at the time the drug gangs have a chilling name for the recruited young Texans—”the expendables….”
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