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DEVELOPING: Suspect Armed with Assault Rifles, Hostages, Bulletproof SUV Arrested at US Border

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.06.19

An armed suspect was arrested at the Arizona-Mexico border Wednesday, with initial reports saying the man is connected with a cartel ambush that left 9 Americans dead earlier this week.

“The Agency for Criminal Investigation said in a statement on Facebook the suspect was found in the town of Agua Prieta, right across the border from Douglas, Arizona. The suspect was holding two hostages who were bound and gagged inside a vehicle,” reports Fox News.

“This sort of thing shouldn’t go unnoticed,” Austin Cloes, a relative of one of the victims, said. “And these sorts of people shouldn’t just be buried without their names being put out there. These are great people.”

President Trump called for a “war” against the cartels shortly after the deadly rampage.

“A wonderful family and friends from Utah got caught between two vicious drug cartels, who were shooting at each other, with the result being many great American people killed, including young children, and some missing. If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively. The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army!” posted the President on social media.

“This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth. We merely await a call from your great new president!” he added.

Source: Fox News

DEVELOPING: Mexican Cartel Massacre Leaves 9 Americans Dead, Including 6 Children

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.05.19

A cartel shootout in northern Mexico left at least 9 Americans dead -including six children- when a motorcade from a Mormon-offshoot community was ambushed in broad daylight.

“At least six children and three women living in a faith-based community of U.S. citizens in Mexico were shot to death Monday in the northern part of the country, and six more children were wounded and one missing after their convoy came under fire during a brazen daylight ambush believed to have been carried out by gunmen affiliated with the cartels,” reports Fox News.

“Relatives said the victims live in the La Mora religious community in northern Mexico, a decades-old settlement in Sonora state founded as part of an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around 70 miles south of Douglas, Arizona. They said the group was attacked while traveling in a convoy of three SUVs. Durazo said the gunmen may have mistaken the SUV convoy for rival gangs,” adds Fox.

According to family members, the cartel kidnapped members of the motorcade following the shootout.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates throughout the day.

Source: Fox News

HOMELAND SECURITY: US ‘Closely Monitoring’ Migrant Caravan for Cartels, Gang Members

posted by Hannity Staff - 10.22.18

The Department of Homeland Security confirmed Sunday that US officials are  “closely monitoring” the growing migrant caravan for gang members and drug cartels as it approaches the United States’ southern border with Mexico.

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen released a statement over the weekend warning Americans of the threat posed by “transnational criminal organizations” that may seek to infiltrate the massive group of undocumented workers from Central America.

“While we closely monitor the caravan crisis, we must remain mindful of the transnational criminal organizations and other criminals that prey on the vulnerabilities of those undertaking the irregular migration journey,” Nielsen said in a statement.

“We shall work with our partners in the region to investigate and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law all who seek to encourage and profit from irregular migration,” she added.

The ‘migrant caravan’ is now estimated at 7,000 people and is expected to reach the United States border within days.

Read the full story at the Hill.

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