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    Mexico demands U.S. investigate how American military-grade weapons are being smuggle

    Mexico demands U.S. investigate how American military-grade weapons are being smuggled to drug cartels

    02/01/2024 // Cassie B. // 1.4K Views


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    Although the border crisis and the invasion of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border is rightfully grabbing a lot of headlines, there is another border-related story that cannot be ignored: the influx of military-grade U.S. weapons making their way into Mexico – and into the hands of its drug cartels.
    The Mexican government is now demanding an “urgent” investigation into how Mexican drug cartels managed to obtain American-grade weapons. Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Alicia Barcena said: “The (Mexican) Defense Department has warned the United States about weapons entering Mexico that are for the exclusive use of the U.S. army. It is very urgent that an investigation into this be carried out.”
    Cartels have boasted about obtaining military-grade U.S. weapons and displayed them openly on social media. They are presenting a considerable challenge for Mexican authorities as they struggle to deal with the drug cartels, who sometimes have better weapons than they do. Although the Mexican marines and army possess superior firepower, the weapons drug cartels possess often outclass the ones used by other Mexican law enforcement bodies.
    A U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) spokesperson, Kristina Mastropasqua, said that the weapons do not just pose a danger to the public but also to “law enforcement agents on both sides of the border as well.”
    She explained that the ATF has an initiative known as Operation Southbound aimed at disrupting firearms trafficking from the U.S. down into Mexico, and it focuses on the four border states in the southwest, which is where many of these weapons originate.
    She added: “Cross-border firearms trafficking is diffuse, does not only occur on the border, and does not always include dozens of firearms being illegally transported at once; often only a few are trafficked, and they originate in states far from the southwest border."
    Since late 2018, the Mexican army claims it has seized 221 fully automatic machine guns, along with 56 grenade launchers and 12 rocket launchers from cartels.
    Mexican Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval said that the Jalisco New Generation cartel was caught with five rocket launchers; they seized four from the Sinaloa cartel and a further three from other cartels.
    U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar told reporters that Mexican officials had raised their concerns about the matter during meetings. He said: “70% of the weapons that cause violence here in Mexico come from the United States,” adding that stemming the flow is a top priority.
    In Mexico, only low-caliber firearms are allowed, and they are subject to strict regulations. As a result, semi-automatic rifles permitted for civilian use in the U.S. are often smuggled into Mexico, and the country has even launched legal action against American gun manufacturers and shops on the grounds that they contribute to the violence there.
    American citizens are helping Mexican drug cartels smuggle weapons

    A report by CBS News last fall based on exclusively obtained intelligence documents and interviews with officials showed that the U.S. government has known for years that American citizens have been helping Mexican drug cartels smuggle an arsenal of military weapons out of the United States, but they have not done much to stop them. The outlet reported that these operations move as many as a million firearms across the border each year, including belt-fed guns and grenade launchers.
    Cartels pay Americans to purchase weapons in gun stores and then ship them across the southwest border using a network of brokers and couriers.
    This situation is yet another reason that stricter controls are needed at the border. Weapons getting into the hands of drug cartels is bad for both Mexicans and Americans, as it empowers the cartels to protect their drug operations and outgun authorities while fueling the fentanyl epidemic that is killing so many Americans.
    Sources for this article include:
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    CBSNews.com

    Mexico demands U.S. investigate how American military-grade weapons are being smuggled to drug cartels – NaturalNews.com
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    Mexican Defense Department seeks probe on how cartels acquired high-grade U.S. weapons

    02/02/2024 // Belle Carter // 430 Views


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    Mexico's top diplomat is demanding an urgent investigation into how military-grade weapons such as belt-fed machine guns, rocket launchers and grenades are being found in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Said weapons are not sold for civilian use in the United States.
    "The [Mexican] Defense Department has warned the United States about weapons entering Mexico that are for the exclusive use of the U.S. army," Foreign Relations Secretary Alicia Barcena said. "It is very urgent that an investigation into this be carried out."
    The Associated Press reported that as per the Mexican army, back in June, it had seized 221 fully automatic machine guns, 56 grenade launchers and a dozen rocket launchers from drug cartels since late 2018. In the same month, Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval said five rocket launchers had been found in the possession of the Jalisco New Generation cartel, four were seized from the rival Sinaloa cartel and three more were seized from other cartels. Sandoval did not specifically say the weapons were from U.S. military stockpiles.



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    The Mexican government estimates that 70 percent of the weapons trafficked into Mexico come from the U.S., according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
    Kristina Mastropasqua, a spokesperson for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), told Fox News Digital that weapons like this present an extreme danger when they land in the hands of criminals. "A danger not only to the public but to the law enforcement agents on both sides of the border as well," she further warned. (Related: CONFIRMED: Mexican cartels are now INSIDE the U.S. forming gangs and SNIPER NESTS to take out Americans.)
    "Operation Southbound is ATF's primary operational initiative to disrupt the trafficking of firearms from the United States to Mexico," Mastropasqua explained. It is focused on the four southwest border states, she said, as the majority of the firearms being trafficked to Mexico originate from there, but it is not exclusive to just those states. "Cross-border firearms trafficking is diffuse, does not only occur on the border, and does not always include dozens of firearms being illegally transported at once; often only a few are trafficked, and they originate in states far from the southwest border," she added.
    Meanwhile, U.S. ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar confirmed Monday that Mexican officials had brought up the issue at meetings last week, and while he had not been aware of the problem, he pledged the United States would look into it. "We are going to look into it, we are committed to working with Sedena [Mexico's Defense Department] to see what's going on,” Salazar said.
    Barcena, describing talks on immigration and security last week with U.S. officials, also said the United States is planning to announce sanctions against airlines and transportation companies that move migrants to South and Central America and through Mexico to the U.S. border. "The United States said it was going to impose sanctions on South American and Central American companies that are transporting migrants irregularly, and they want us to do the same," the Mexican diplomat said. "The [Mexican] Interior Department is going to call on the bus and airline companies, but we don't want them [the United States] to act unilaterally."
    American appeals court revives Mexico's $10B lawsuit against U.S. gun manufacturers

    The $10 billion lawsuit that seeks to hold manufacturers responsible for coordinating weapons trafficking to drug cartels across the U.S.-Mexico border has just been revived by the Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. It overturned a lower-court judge's decision dismissing the case because a U.S. law barred Mexico from suing Smith & Wesson Brands, Sturm, Ruger & Co. and others.
    That law, the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), provides the firearms industry broad protection from lawsuits over their products' misuse.
    Per Mexico's lawyers, the law only bars lawsuits over injuries that occur in the U.S. and does not shield the seven manufacturers and one distributor it sued from liability over the trafficking of guns to Mexican criminals.
    Judge William Kayatta said that while the law can be applied to lawsuits by foreign governments, the lawsuit "plausibly alleges a type of claim that is statutorily exempt from the PLCAA's general prohibition," adding that that was because the law was only designed to protect lawful firearms-related commerce, yet Mexico had accused the companies of aiding and abetting illegal gun sales by facilitating the trafficking of firearms into the country.
    Barcena lauded the decision and called the ruling "great news" via a post on X, formerly Twitter. The country's U.S. attorney Steve Shadowen called it "an important step forward in holding the gun industry accountable." "It should now be clear that those who contribute to gun violence must face legal consequences, regardless of borders," Shadowen said in a statement.
    Meanwhile, representatives for the gunmakers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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