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Drug Deal?

By: Skylar Zwick
By: Skylar Zwick

U.S. Border Patrol agents reach an historic milestone while a Mexican cartel asks for a "truce" in the War on Drugs.

 

 
Today, the U.S. Border Patrol set a record. They have successfully recovered 1-million pounds of marijuana along the U.S.-Mexico border in Tucson, according to news reports.
 
That’s quite a dent in the daily take for what the DEA describes as a $10 million a day business, driving through our border check-points. But does it mean we are winning the war?
 
Apparently, the cartels want a “truce.” Yes, that’s right, the head of a Mexican cartel known as La Familia has reportedly asked the governments for a “truce.”
 
The man, who identified himself to a TV station as the head of the cartel, said his people had merely been “responding” to the pressure of police and government. Now, he did not comment on the dozen police officers or the soldiers found dead last week.
 
The DEA has yet to authenticate the voice on the tape and the Mexican government has not released a statement to the U.S. media.
 
What’s your opinion? Do you think the 700-mile border fence will help? What about the re-assignment of soldiers from Iraq to El Paso?

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