RecJuly 24, 2013
Recently, Rep. Steve King drew the ire of Democrats and many open-borders Republicans alike, for characterizing many young illegal aliens as drug mules.
King told Newsmax:
For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.
Of course, King’s comments, tough not politically-correct, were based on fact…
For decades, the business of smuggling Mexican nationals into this country illegally was led by local ‘coyotes.’ These men lived in the same region or village as those planning to make the illegal journey, and the cost was relatively low.
However, in recent years, as the drug cartels have become the most powerful force in Mexico, the human smuggling trade has been taken over by the cartels.
As such, the trek has become much more expensive, typically costing several thousands of dollars.
But, their journey can be made less expensive if they agree to carry a bundle of marijuana on their back. These bundles usually weigh between 50 and 75 pounds (indeed, a tremendous calf developer).
As the drug cartels have taken over the human smuggling business, the illegal journey into the United States has become even more dangerous, not only for the illegal aliens, but for those American citizens who live along the border as well…
On March 27, 2010, Arizona rancher Rob Krentz was shot to death near a watering hole on his 35,000-acre ranch. The lifeless body of his faithful dog, also shot to death, was lying beside him.
The motive for the murder was undoubtedly retaliation, as only a day before, his brother, Phil Krentz, phoned the Border Patrol to report drug smuggling activity on the ranch.
A group of about eight to ten men were seen with bundles strapped to their backs were seen on the Krentz property.
As a result of the report, agents arrested eight illegal aliens and seized 290 pounds of marijuana.
The ranch which has been in the Krentz family since 1907 is located in a known smuggling corridor.
Shortly after his body was discovered, U.S. Border Patrol agents, sheriff’s deputies and Department of Corrections dog chase teams followed a single set of foot tracks for 20 miles, to the Mexican border.
Another one of the vastly under-reported side effects of our unprotected border with Mexico is the increasingly frequent appearance of so-called ‘rape trees.’
When smugglers bring their human cargo into the U.S., more often than not, there is a kind of ‘final payment’ demanded of the female crossers. In short, the women are raped by the coyotes before they can make their way into the interior of this country.
After the woman is raped, the smuggler then forces his victim to hang her panties or bra from the branches of a nearby tree.
These sickening road signs along the ‘illegal alien highways’ are meant to serve as a reminder to all of those who travel these dangerous routes of just exactly who controls the border…the cartels.
In recent years, Arizona’s Pinal and Cochise Counties have seen an expanding number of these barbaric symbols dotting the once pristine landscape.
On March 1, 2006, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever told a Senate subcommittee:
Smuggling routes are often marked with ‘rape trees’—women’s under garments hung on tree limbs where a raped occurred, warning everyone of the failure to cooperate with the coyotes who prey on them.
Unfortunately, under the Obama administration, the U.S./Mexican border has become more dangerous than ever, for folks on both sides.