Mexico drug gangs up ante with high-tech tunnels

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Sewblon wrote:

Wow these drug cartels know how to get things done.

Dec 11, 2011 12:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Do you honestly think these tunnels are only built to transport DRUGS? Forget about finding terrorists on planes….focus on our borders first.

Dec 11, 2011 3:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WhatAboutBob wrote:

And Obama and his Homeland Security say the border is safe? And these people took a Constitutional oath to protect America from this invasion! What does this make them, Liars they are all Liars and have broken Constitutional Law! What happens to Americans when we break the law?

Dec 11, 2011 3:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MannieP wrote:

Just spray the insides of the tunnels with Mustard Gas, and let them use them. Anyone found with mustard gas blisters can be arrested.

Dec 11, 2011 4:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
conservblitz wrote:

There are sensors that can be deployed to detect underground activity. The trouble is we have an administration dedicated to destroying the US.

Dec 11, 2011 5:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
thorsmjollnir wrote:

So can we finally stop the building a wall idea, especially because they can tunnel right underneath it?

The only way to stop the drug cartels and illegal immigration is to legalize drugs. Doing this would allow for stricter regulation and would bankrupt the cartels. We spend 100′s of billions of dollars fighting this war, and everyday we are getting further from achieving whatever objective it is we are seeking to accomplish. We have consistently been eroding our 4th Amendment Constitutional liberties because of this so called war. The best thing to do is to legalize it, educate on the dangers of drugs, and treat those who become addicts. Throwing people in jail with drug problems is just asinine.

Why do you think so Mexicans want to come to the US? Maybe it’s because their country is in shambles because the drug cartels essentially run the country. Does anyone here realize that in just the past few years nearly as many Mexicans have died violently due to the drug cartels as Americans died in the entire Vietnam War? Until this war ends in Mexico, Mexicans will be doing whatever they can to come the US. If this country were like that, you bet your butt I would be doing whatever I could to get into Canada.

Dec 11, 2011 8:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gAnton wrote:

It’s good that these narcotic tunneles on the Mexican border are getting so much press. A very large percentage of federal law enforcement officers have nothing to do. Now they can come to the border, buy themselves a shovel. and look for illegal international tunnels. Better this than harass law abiding US citizens.

I lived for years (off and on) in El Paso, TX., and the border patrol agents there had no respect what-so-ever for traffic laws. They would pull out suddenly into busy traffic, obstruct traffic for no good reason what-ever, etc., etc..

My favorite gripe has to do with a border highway running along side the Rio Grande river that seperats Western El Paso from Mexico. This is a divided four lane highway with a speed limit of 60 MPH. The border patrol cars have a habit of getting out in the high speed (left) lane of North bound traffic and travel at 5 to 15 MPH. I would follow them for three or four minuts blowing my horn, but they always refused to move over. As a finale, I would pass them on the right, giving them a good bye finger on my way by. I hoped they would stop me (it would be illegal for them to do so), but I was always disappointed.

Dec 11, 2011 10:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MSMLies wrote:

Legalize marijuana, CARTELS GONE! Overnight, bye bye.

75% of their profits gone overnight. Think about prohibition. Some of the most violent years in our nation’s history. After prohibition was gone, violence from all illegal liquor sales business GONE!

…..Oh but then government wouldn’t be able to lock people up in private prisons and extort money from taxpayers to pay for it….Oh and big pharma sales would plummet because people could grow medicine in their backyard…..Oh and people would experiment with marijuana and actually have an original thought besides the info they are fed by the MSM…..Oh but then Police Depts wouldn’t make as much money from being able to arrest and prosecute non-violent drug offenders.

Wake up Sheeple!

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Dec 11, 2011 10:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
PinkFloydFan wrote:

Shovel ready jobs.

Dec 11, 2011 10:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Naomi9093 wrote:

This just shows that drugs should be legalized. The so-called war on drugs, like prohibition before, is making criminals wealthy. So wealthy that they can invest not only in these tunnels but also in submarines and other high-tech methods to get their product to market.

Dec 12, 2011 1:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
BeatDude wrote:

I have to agree with the folks that say to legalize the drugs. You can eliminate a lot of cost that we are spending on this failed war. We can make some money by taxing the products and clean up some of the corners in our cities. But keeping illegal drugs is still part of a plan to keep a lot of the poor dependent and in and out of jail. God Bless our country, we need it ever so bad!

Dec 12, 2011 5:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
Jeepgirl wrote:

Need to keep the drugs illegal. We just need to catch the money going out and the drugs coming in!!! At least that part of the government would be paying for itself and maybe even some on the deficit. We might even catch one of them terrorist types trying to sneak into the U.S.A. Heck, if they can smuggle tons and tons of cocaine and other drugs in, think how easy it would be for the terrorists and illegals to come over.

Dec 12, 2011 5:25am EST  --  Report as abuse
gnomeman456 wrote:

the legalization and regulation of all illegal drugs starting with marijuana would solve so many problems it would put the bloody cartels out of business quick and save countless lives ,and billions of dollars and create millions of jobs hard drugs like cocaine should be legal but heavily regulated and restricted things like marijuana should be regulated like alcohol not to mention the legalization of industrial hemp which cant be smoked could transform are world with clean alternatives to paper products that we have to cut down trees to get hemp paper is stronger ,cheaper and more nonviolently sound hemp cloth too

Dec 12, 2011 9:15am EST  --  Report as abuse
jimwa9z wrote:

It amazes me that a project of this magnitude can go un-noticed for years, and the media presents it as a monumental achievement by the criminal culture. Meanwhile, good ole Taxpayer Slim pays his own way through life, forfeits everything and gets his yard wrecked by a simultaneous visit from the sheriff, SWAT, FBI, DHS, FEMA, BATF, HAZMAT, Fire dept, network uplink trucks, camera crews, reporters, topped of with air time babble and video reruns every 15 seconds for a week over discovery of the family whiskey still.

Dec 12, 2011 9:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
eboothe wrote:

There are a lot of evil people in Mexico. I was told that by a Mexican/American in Brownsville,TX. There are also some good people who are suffering for the meanness and greed of the evil ones.

Dec 12, 2011 9:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
JimboWales wrote:

Hahaha, Mexican drug cartels build a tunnel in a week when it takes the state of NC 3 years to build a half mile road.

Classic.

Dec 12, 2011 11:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
Josh850 wrote:

So, just give up some more of your rights, increase the Law Enforcement budget and blame whoever happens to be charge (Obama) and you Americans will win that Drug War sure! It’s so simple!

Dec 12, 2011 11:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

I love the righties that are calling for a Berlin style wall on the border, when their is BILLIONS of dollars in money to be made even with a draconian style wall like this where we would shoot people for crossing, they would still find a way across. On the one hand you righties cry for un-regulated capitalism, and what do you think the black market is, yet you call for measures that will impede on our freedoms.

If you think you ‘seal’ a 2500 mile long border, you are insane, it is not going to happen. That is why you need to ‘solve’ the drug, illegal immigration and terrorism issues via other means, not ‘sealing’ the border, cause never going to happen, particularly without destroying our American ideals, but you righties do not seem to care about that either.

The one, true solution to our ‘drug problem’ is legalization and taxation. Then the border patrol can concentrate on true risks, like terrorism and the such.

Dec 12, 2011 12:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Myche wrote:

This is why building a wall along the United States/Mexico border is just plain stupid and an expensive waste. How thick are they going to make the wall, three miles. Then the tunnels will just be four miles long. Americans need to quit using illegal drugs. No market, no drugs. Other methods like drones and satellites which can survey traffic on both sides of the border for hundreds of miles make more sense. Then traffic at the entrances of tunnels can be observed even though one will have to sort through the ways the smugglers hide them. But building a wall does nothing but create a false sense of security which those with money and the will can make meaningless.

Dec 12, 2011 2:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse

I love the idea of using the tunnels to transport terrorists, as some of the posters implied.
Because of course the cartels are going to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to build these tunnels to transport millions, if not billions of dollars worth of drugs, only to allow terrorists access to the country so in turn the terrorists can then BLOW UP the drug cartels consumer base.
How can I put that in Tea Party speak? hmmm… Well that would be like saying NASCAR is building new stadiums across the bible belt and it’s being funded by the Democrats so Clinton and Obama can have a place to practice giving speeches.

And to the stoners – Yes making pot legal would ease the flow of POT coming across the border. But I bet there is enough white powder flowing across these tunnels to make even Charlie Sheen time traveling back to Studio 54 circa ’78 say “DAMN THATS A LOT OF COKE!”
Making pot legal won’t do anything about these tunnels.
And if you think we should make COKE legal, then you should start smoking more pot because obviously you are on an 8-ball binge RIGHT NOW.

Dec 13, 2011 3:10am EST  --  Report as abuse
reddragon696 wrote:

Try as they might, the U.S. Government will simply never be able to compete with the 10′s of millions of dollars the Drug Cartels have to put into moving drugs into the U.S. The government would be a lot wiser to legalize drugs and regulate/tax their consumption. By doing so they would greatly curtail the Black Market for Drugs and would make millions of dollars in Taxes. The Government simply does not want to admit that they have long since lost the so called ‘War On Drugs’ and are wasting the millions of dollars a year they spend on it as well as putting so many people’s lives at risk. The Government also makes so much money off of keeping drugs illegal by confiscating property and money that they would have to stop doing if it was legalized, not to mention that the CIA and other ‘Intelligence’ Agencies would also have to quit trafficking in illegal drugs once they were legalized as well. The Government would do Citizens a much greater service if they would use the money now being wasted on Interdiction to educate people on the dangers of usage. Other Countries that have either legalized or decriminalized drugs have seen a marked decrease in drug use and deaths due to overdoses by providing ‘Safe’ Rooms for Addicts to use drugs in and the U.S. Government would serve citizens much better by going that route rather than the one they are using now.

Dec 15, 2011 11:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
reddragon696 wrote:

Try as they might, the U.S. Government will simply never be able to compete with the 10′s of millions of dollars the Drug Cartels have to put into moving drugs into the U.S. The government would be a lot wiser to legalize drugs and regulate/tax their consumption. By doing so they would greatly curtail the Black Market for Drugs and would make millions of dollars in Taxes. The Government simply does not want to admit that they have long since lost the so called ‘War On Drugs’ and are wasting the millions of dollars a year they spend on it as well as putting so many people’s lives at risk. The Government also makes so much money off of keeping drugs illegal by confiscating property and money that they would have to stop doing if it was legalized, not to mention that the CIA and other ‘Intelligence’ Agencies would also have to quit trafficking in illegal drugs once they were legalized as well. The Government would do Citizens a much greater service if they would use the money now being wasted on Interdiction to educate people on the dangers of usage. Other Countries that have either legalized or decriminalized drugs have seen a marked decrease in drug use and deaths due to overdoses by providing ‘Safe’ Rooms for Addicts to use drugs in and the U.S. Government would serve citizens much better by going that route rather than the one they are using now.

Dec 15, 2011 11:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
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