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  • PICTURED: Driver of doomed Texas tractor-trailer, 45, crossing US-Mexico border hours before pretending to be a migrant when cops found him high on meth: Death toll rises to 53

    06/29/2022 12:11:31 PM PDT · by DFG · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 06/29/2022 | Natasha Anderson
    The semi-truck driver who transported up to 100 migrants across the southern border before leaving them to die in the sweltering Texas heat allegedly tried to disguise himself as a victim of the tragedy. Surveillance cameras captured Homero Zamorano, 45, driving the rig across the border hours before he allegedly abandoned it on a road in the outskirts of San Antonio. Police say Zamorano, of Houston, was 'very high on meth' at the time of his arrest and tried to pose as 'an irregular immigrant to avoid being detained.' Mexican nationals Juan Francisco D'Luna-Bilbao and Juan Claudio D'Luna-Mendez were also...
  • Texas migrant truck was covered in spices to hide odor of 51 dead bodies

    06/29/2022 6:24:51 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/28/2022 | Evan Simko-Bednarski
    Chilling new details emerged Tuesday in the Texas border horror that left at least 51 migrants dead — including how victims stuffed in the truck were allegedly sprinkled with steak seasoning to mask their odor.
  • Watch: Joe Biden Flees When Asked About 51 Migrant Deaths in Texas

    06/29/2022 9:20:55 AM PDT · by upchuck · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jun 29, 2022 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Joe Biden fled his news conference Tuesday when asked by reporters about the 51 migrants who were found dead inside a truck trailer in San Antonio. The president held a joint news conference with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez after traveling to Spain for a NATO meeting with European leaders. But he did not take questions after the news conference was over. “Mr. President any reaction to the death of 50 migrants in Texas?” one reporter asked as the president and prime minister turned to leave. Biden did not answer the question, turning and walking away instead. A total...
  • 51 reasons for DHS Secretary Mayorkas to resign: Now it's mass deaths. Get that guy out of there.

    06/29/2022 10:11:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/29/2022 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    This is a horrific story: After authorities found an 18-wheeler that carried up to 100 individuals abandoned in San Antonio, including at least 46 individuals who were deceased, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blamed President Joe Biden and his immigration policies. In a tweet, Abbott said Monday evening's discovery rests squarely on Biden. "At Least 42 People Found Dead Inside Truck Carrying Migrants In Texas. These deaths are on Biden," Abbott said, before officials raised the death count to at least 46. Why is this happening? Why are people hiding in a trailer in 100-degree temperatures? Because President Biden's chaotic border...
  • Texas tractor-trailer migrant deaths: Two Mexican nationals living in US illegally hit with weapons charges

    06/29/2022 8:28:08 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | June 29, 2022 | Danielle Wallace
    Two Mexican nationals living in the U.S. illegally have been charged with firearm offenses after dozens of migrants were found dead in an abandoned semi-truck in Texas earlier this week.
  • Oil shippers are hiding Russian cargoes by paying in Chinese yuan, exchanging weapons for crude, and 'going dark'

    06/28/2022 10:29:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 27, 2022 | Zahra Tayeb
    Oil shippers are using several tactics to hide that they're carrying Russian crude exports.. Using China's yuan instead of the dollar in trading and exchanging weapons or food for supplies are just two. Russian oil exports bought by India and then re-exported may end up in European gas stations.. ... as Europe and the US try to stem imports. At the same time, concerns are growing that India, which has snapped up Russian oil at discounted prices, has the potential to be used as a "back door" for those supplies to enter Europe ... Yuan-ruble trading volumes have soared 1,067%...
  • At least 46 bodies found in 18-wheeler in San Antonio

    06/27/2022 7:00:13 PM PDT · by crusty old prospector · 107 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | June 27, 2022 | Jaden Edison
    A tractor-trailer found near Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio contained the bodies of 46 dead people, along with 16 others who have been taken to hospitals, local officials in San Antonio said on Monday evening. The horrifying discovery was made near the intersection of Cassin Drive and Quintana Road in Southwest San Antonio, according to a local official who spoke to The Texas Tribune on condition of anonymity. The official said that Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Police Chief William McManus would give a briefing to the press at 9 p.m. near the site of the discovery. The official...
  • Border Dispatch, Part II: ‘The Cartel Controls Everything Here Now’

    06/21/2022 5:32:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | JUNE 21, 2022 | JOHN DANIEL DAVIDSON
    The ongoing border crisis has transformed illegal immigration into an industrial-scale international smuggling black market. MATAMOROS, Mexico — It’s easy to find gut-wrenching stories at the border. Ask almost any migrant you meet in northern Mexico and you’ll hear about the violence and hardships they endured to get as far as they have. Alba Luz Perdomo, for example, fled Honduras with her husband and 13-year-old daughter after a gang killed her brother and threatened to kill them too. But that was just the beginning of their troubles. They were forced to leave a farm where they had been working in...
  • Feds bust extensive Uber smuggling ring at northern border

    06/05/2022 9:23:37 AM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 06/05/2022 | Stephen Dinan
    Federal authorities say Rajinder Pal Singh had figured out a pretty sweet scam, smuggling illegal immigrants from India across the northern border and into the Seattle area — by putting them in Ubers. Investigators revealed evidence of more than 90 Uber trips they say showed patterns of smuggling that they connected to Mr. Singh from just one Uber account. And they traced a total of 17 accounts to his organization, according to court documents. Mr. Singh’s arrest late last month underscored the dangers and vulnerabilities at the northern border, far from the U.S.-Mexico boundary that gets most of the attention...
  • What is going on with Arizona Republicans?

    05/06/2022 4:02:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American ^ | May 6, 2022 | Olyvia Murray
    Southern Arizona has a unique history and culture – one based on absolute lawlessness. As the last state to enter the Union, Arizona was truly the last frontier of the Wild West. It is the land of Tombstone, the site of the infamous shootout between Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday and a band of outlaws; and it is now the land of the Cartels – the criminal enterprises tyrannizing the people of Mexico. Now, political structures whose conduct and integrity is supposed to be beyond reproach, have been permeated by this spirit of criminality. At its inception in 1854, the...
  • Joe Biden is the king of the cartels

    04/25/2022 10:58:13 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/25/22 | Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
    Joe Biden is the king of the cartels.— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) April 25, 2022Before todays congressional delegation at the border, I was able to speak with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) briefly about the passing of National Guard Spc. Bishop Evans, who’s body was recovered today.He died trying to save drowning migrants crossing into U.S.— Anthony Cabassa (@AnthonyCabassa_) April 25, 2022
  • Feds Complain About Busing Illegals to DC [semi-satire]

    04/15/2022 8:59:06 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 April 2022 | John Semmens
    Fed up with the Biden Administration failure to stem the tide of illegal immigrants flooding into Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott authorized a plan to put them on buses bound for Washington, DC. "President Biden invited them to come to America," he said. "If these immigrants would like to go to our Capital to seek the benefits he promised we'll pay their bus fare." U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus called Abbott's plan "unfair. Just because some immigrants want to come to DC doesn't mean that we want them there. The Governor needs to seek our permission before he...
  • Russia legalizes smuggling in the face of sanctions imposed by the US and the EU

    04/04/2022 4:20:49 PM PDT · by · 13 replies ^ | 3/31/2022 | MAXIM SHIPENKOV
    The Kremlin will publish a list of goods that can be imported despite the prohibitions of the West A Zara store in Moscow, which left Russia as a result of the war in Ukraine. The Russian authorities will look the other way when some foreign products are sold in the country without the consent of their manufacturers. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed the law that legalizes what his government has called "parallel imports" into Russia. That is, de facto smuggling. The Russian authorities will look the other way when some foreign products are sold in the country without the...
  • Texas rancher gets 38-year prison sentence for operating ‘smuggling corridor’ for cartel

    03/16/2022 11:42:34 PM PDT · by blueplum · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 16 Mar 2022 | MaryAnn Martinez
    A Texas rancher who worked with a Mexican drug cartel to smuggle illegal immigrants and weed into the US was slapped with a 38-year prison sentence, prosecutors said. Cuban citizen Gilberto Morales, 57, coordinated with a cartel out of Porvenir, Chihuahua to smuggle immigrants and more than a ton of marijuana a month across the Rio Grande through his ranch in Fort Hancock, 40 miles east of El Paso, according the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas. “For more than a year, Gilberto Morales operated his very own smuggling corridor ...
  • Mexico: Canadians killed at resort over international gang debts, police say

    01/25/2022 4:20:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    The killing of two Canadians at a resort on Mexico’s Caribbean coast last week was motivated by debts between international gangs apparently dedicated to drug and weapons trafficking, according to a senior Mexican prosecutor. “The investigations indicate that this attack was motivated by debts that arose from transnational illegal activities that the victims participated in,” said Oscar Montes, the chief prosecutor of the Quintana Roo state, on Tuesday. “The information [is] that they were involved in weapons and drug trafficking, among other crimes.”
  • Two charged with human smuggling after being pulled over on I-10

    12/30/2021 6:07:58 AM PST · by devane617 · 9 replies
    mypanhandle ^ | 12/30/2021
    ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — Florida Highway Patrol troopers found 11 people who were in the country illegally during a routine traffic stop. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, troopers conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 10 in Escambia County on Tuesday, Dec. 28. The troopers determined that the occupants of the vehicle were being transported to multiple locations along the east coast. The driver and front seat passenger were being paid to smuggle them into the U.S., according to FHP. One of the 11 people was a juvenile and the FHP did notify the Department of Children and Families....
  • DRUG CRACKDOWN Boris Johnson unleashes all-out war on drugs to clean up Britain’s crime-plagued streets

    12/06/2021 1:31:14 AM PST · by blueplum · 20 replies
    The Sun ^ | 04 December 2021 | David Wooding
    BORIS Johnson will unleash an all-out war on drugs this week in a massive drive to clean up Britain’s crime-plagued streets. The PM is targeting dealers, addicts and casual users who he believes are the root cause of half of all burglaries and violent robberies.... ...In an exclusive interview with The Sun on Sunday, Mr Johnson says politicians have dithered over the scourge for too long — sometimes because they once dabbled in drugs themselves... ...The country is ­littered with victims of what’s happened. We are going to look at new ways of penalising them. "Things that will actually interfere...
  • Coast Guard warns mariners of no offshore radio communications along South Florida coast

    06/27/2018 5:34:39 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 69 replies
    U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 06/27/2018 06:19 PM EDT MIAMI — Coast Guard Sector Miami reported a loss of radio communication capability Wednesday. The Coast Guard cannot monitor radio traffic offshore and is urging mariners to use extreme caution throughout the Miami Captain of the Port Zone, which includes the ports and waterways surrounding Fort Pierce, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and the Miami areas. Mariners are reminded to check all safety equipment, carry a fully charged cell phone, and file a float plan with a friend or family member before getting underway. If in distress, mariners should...
  • India police charge Amazon execs in alleged marijuana smuggling case

    11/22/2021 2:32:26 PM PST · by algore · 2 replies
    Indian police said on Saturday they had charged senior executives of's (AMZN.O) local unit under narcotics laws in a case of alleged marijuana smuggling via the online retailer. Police in the central Madhya Pradesh state arrested two men with 20 kg of marijuana on Nov. 14 and found they were using the Amazon India website to order and further smuggle the substance in the guise of stevia leaves, a natural sweetener, to other Indian states. State police said in a statement that executive directors of Amazon India were being named as accused under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances...
  • Biden Frees Al Qaeda Ally Who Plotted to Smuggle Nukes Into US

    05/27/2021 6:36:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Front Page ^ | 09/27/21 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why settle for helping Iran nuke America, when you can also help Al Qaeda nuke America? With inflation rising almost as fast as gas prices and the cost of a home, Joe Biden ain’t doing much for most Americans. But if you’re an Al Qaeda terrorist, he’s got your back. Just ask three of Gitmo’s finest who are benefiting from Biden’s generosity. Saifullah Paracha (pictured above) was a Pakistani businessman and New York travel agent with some big plans. The Gitmo inmate now being set loose by Biden wanted to “do something big against the US.” 9/11 was in Al...