WASHINGTON, D.C. – Our southern border is long and U.S. border patrol agents work to fight illegal activity like illegal immigration, drugs and now according to an FBI consultant, the border could be an attractive region for ISIS thanks in part to powerful drug lords.
“Drug dealers have found a way to move money without it being followed,” said Tyrone Powers, Former FBI Agent. “They found a way to move people in and out and they found a way to move product.”
But these tunnels could easily be an underground highway for ISIS to spawn its brutality here.
“The stronger they get over there, the more power they have so I can definitely see, in the future, collaboration between terrorist groups and drug dealers to our south,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, South Carolina, 2016 Presidential Candidate
“It’s individuals they bring into this country, maybe at some point, suicide bombers which is really scary and then weapons of mass destruction,” said Powers.
“What’s been going on in Mexico creates an opportunity for any organization to try to take advantage of it, whether it’s ISIS or Al Shabbab,” said Brandon Behlendorf, Terrorist Targeting Strategist.
Two major drug cartels that could attract ISIS cover a lot of land in Mexico. Both skirt the U.S. border.
Full article: Isis Expansion Along U.S. Borders (Fox 44)