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Lawyers, guns, and money…

16 February 2007

For a company that claims to be “known by the largest and most successful global corporations as the ‘shadow CIA’,  Stratfor isn’t saying anything we don’t know about smuggling here


The Mexican attorney general’s office announced Feb. 11 that a tractor-trailer containing weapons and an armored pickup was seized by the Mexican army in Matamoros, just south of the U.S. border at Brownsville, Texas. Among the weapons seized were 18 M-16 assault rifles, including at least one equipped with an M-203 40mm grenade launcher, and several M-4 carbines. Also recovered were 17 handguns of various calibers, more than 200 magazines for different weapons, more than 8,000 rounds of ammunition, assault vests and other military accessories. A Nissan Titan pickup truck outfitted with armor and bullet-proof glass also was inside the trailer.

 


The semi, which was registered in the United States, entered Matamoros from the south after having passed through both Ciudad Victoria and Valle Hermoso. It is unclear where the shipment originated, though it could have come from Central America, or even the United States

Gee, you think it’s possible that the people who buy the narcotics supply the guns? I’m wondering how this made it past the U.S. Customs in Brownsville. Dare I suggest money changed hands?

Do the Mexicans need to build a wall to keep US out?

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