PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Coahuila — A team of Los Zetas cartel gunmen brazenly crossed the Texas border waters of the Rio Grande in order to elude Mexican authorities who had been chasing them. Once in Texas, the Los Zetas gunmen were able to disappear into the the United States without any U.S. law enforcement agency doing anything about it.
While Mexican authorities were not able to continue the pursuit, they did seize a dark SUV and the weapons that Los Zetas gunmen had been carrying. The case began when a team of police officers with the Investigative Police from the Coahuila’s Attorney General’s Office received information about an area that was being used as a drug trafficking and human smuggling hub for Los Zetas.
As the chase continued, the gunmen turned off into a dirt road and then began taking a series of turns into various other makeshift roads that ended up leading the Los Zetas gunmen to the banks of the Rio Grande. The cartel gunmen left the truck and some of their weapons behind and crossed the river into the United States where they were able to disappear without U.S. law enforcement being able to do anything about it.
The case shows the frontal attack against organized crime that Mexican authorities have taken in this border state. However, Coahuila’s enforcement actions also show the lack of coordination by U.S. border enforcement which allowed a team of Zeta hit men to enter the United States and disappear.
Full article: EXCLUSIVE: Los Zetas Cartel Gunmen Crossed into Texas — Disappeared into U.S. (Breitbart)