Posts Tagged smuggling

How To Deal With The Cartels

From The Federalist:

If the administration wants to go on the offense, it could take a few practical steps in the right direction. Adding more cartels to the list of transnational criminal organizations would allow us to squeeze them as much as possible financially. But it would not be enough, as Giovanni Falcone advises, to “follow the money.” The Insurrection Act, which the president has mentioned before, is another instrument that would be useful in this fight.
Because of the Posse Comitatus Act, our troops on the border operate in a passive, observe and report capacity. The Insurrection Act could remedy that problem. If it is “clearly lawful,” as University of Texas Law School professor Stephen I. Vladeck writes that it is, for the president to use the act in immigration matters, then surely that lawfulness extends to border security. “And although Congress in the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 generally prohibited use of the federal military for domestic law enforcement,” Vladeck writes, “the Insurrection Act was always understood as the principal exception to that general rule.”

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.50 Caliber Rifles Seized In Mexico

From Breitbart:

The investigation into a recent seizure of several .50 caliber Barrett rifles in this border state revealed that arms smugglers in Mexico City and other areas are paying border state cartels to deliver their weapons safely into the country. 

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Illegals Smuggled In From Middle East

From The Washington Times:

Those smuggled included Palestinians, Pakistanis and the Afghan man who Homeland Security officials said had family ties to the Taliban and was “involved in a plot to conduct an attack in the U.S. and/or Canada.” He is in custody but the Times is withholding his name at the request of law enforcement to protect ongoing investigations.

“It’s disturbing, in so many ways,” said Joe Kasper, Mr. Hunter’s chief of staff. “The interdiction of this group validates once again that the southern border is wide open to more than people looking to enter the U.S. illegally strictly for purposes of looking for work, as the administration wants us to believe. What’s worse, federal databases weren’t even synched and Border Patrol had no idea who they were arresting and the group was not considered a problem because none of them were considered a priority under the president’s enforcement protocol. That’s a major problem on its own, and it calls for DHS to figure out the problem — and fast.”

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Police Officer Smuggeled Weapons to Philippines


Rex Maralit, a 10-year NYPD veteran, his brother Wilfredo Maralit, a customs and border protection agent stationed at Los Angeles International Airport, were illegally shipping semiautomatic weapons to their brother Ariel Maralit, who lives in the Philippines.

When only law enforcement has access to guns only law enforcement will be able to smuggle guns.

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Korean Ship Detained In Panama With Missiles On Board

From Military Times:

Martinelli said the undeclared military cargo appeared to include missiles and non-conventional arms and the ship was violating United Nations resolutions against arms trafficking.

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History of Saharan Africa and Terrorism

Here is an in depth analysis of North African history and how it affects current issues from SOFREP.

…there is this strange gap where political science, history, and journalism do not quite merry up with each other.

Journalism doesn’t care about history very much. Political Science often ignores historical precedents and anecdotal evidence on the ground, and history is by its nature going to be 20 years or more behind the power curve because someone has to write white papers and PhD dissertations before the information can be cited as a source.

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TSA Screeners Plead Guilty to Smuggling Drugs

If the DHS and TSA put as much effort in to policing their own employees as they do into looking for fingernail clippers and harassing flyers maybe I wouldn’t mind going through the  “security theater”.

Who Watches The Watchmen?

Two TSA Screeners Agree to Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Charges in Scheme to Smuggle Narcotics Through Security Checkpoints at LAX

July 24, 2012
– Los Angeles

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Smuggling operations infecting NORTHERN border

According to Oliver King (Iranian illegal alien Hamid Malekpour), this is an accurate depiction of your average American hunter.

“The northern border is apparently a new focus of the arms trade. The Yamhill Valley News-Register of McMinnville, Ore., reported in May that a major cache of weapons was found in a storage unit in Ferndale, Wash.

The alleged smuggler was listed in the complaint as Iranian illegal alien Hamid Malekpour, who sometimes uses the alias Oliver King.

Longmire reports that weapons smuggling from the north is increasingly common, but the purpose for Iranians to bring in weapons through Washington state is unclear.”

Agents eventually arrested him at a storage locker in Ferndale where they say King had stowed over $30,000 worth of guns and ammo.”

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