Close the Ports of Entry along the Mexican border

In 1985, when U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was kidnapped, efforts within the DEA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to get Mexico to help in the investigation seemed futile.  At that time U.S. Customs Commissioner William von Raab closed the U.S./Mexico border for days, which put pressure on the Mexican government forcing them to help with the investigation. IT WORKED.  von Raab, like everyone, had his faults, but he was willing to risk his position for a Special Agent who was not even within his agency.

Mexico’s attempt to cover up the true story, stating that the kidnapping had been a mistake, and then killing five individuals whom they claimed were involved should be a lesson to the United States. The U.S. investigation showed that Camarena was tortured before he was murdered.  The kidnapping and murder was orchestrated by drug traffickers in Mexico.

Don’t forget the danger our U.S. Agents face every day, here and abroad. We have not won the alleged “War on Drugs”, we are not even making headway. Until Mexico, and the United States, launch an all out war on drugs and corruption it will continue to grow. IT WILL GET worse.

Yesterday two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agents, assisting the attache office in Mexico City were shot.  Special Agent Jaime Zapata, was killed and the other agent, Victor Avila, was wounded. Various stories are already circulating in Mexico.

I doubt anyone at the Department of Homeland Security or the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will have the intestinal fortitude to shut down the ports of entry along the Mexican border. However, it should be done!


Read more about the Enrique “Kiki” Camarena case

Read more about the recent shooting in Mexico

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