SAN JUAN, Texas — Human smugglers working for Mexican drug cartels continue to operate in Texas, said one police chief who has been targeting their operations.
“It has not stopped,” said San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez during an exclusive interview with Breitbart Texas about the ongoing operations targeting human stash houses. “They have evolved, they are more coordinates and are moving them (illegal immigrants) a lot quicker.”
As Breitbart Texas reported, the area known as Texas’ Rio Grande Valley has been a prime human smuggling area for Mexico’s Gulf Cartel with the criminal organization moving record numbers of illegal immigrants through the region.
Information obtained from intelligence officials within Mexico’s Federal Police revealed that all human smuggling from the areas immediately south of the border from Starr County to the Gulf of Mexico is controlled by the Gulf Cartel.
The criminal organization divides the illegal immigrants by their country of origin and whether they have been previously deported. The immigrants who come from countries other than Mexico and have not been previously deported are pushed through certain well-known areas with a heavy presence of law enforcement. The move is aimed at not only tying down law enforcement resources but also taking advantage of the perceived lack of enforcement by the current administration.