19 May, 2010

Somali Pirates? Why worry when you have Cartel Pirates on the Rio Grande

I received the following in from a friend down in the RGV this morning.
Cartel pirates robbing fishermen on Falcon Lake

May 18, 2010 9:37 PM
Jared Taylor
The Monitor

ZAPATA — Texas authorities warn boaters to stay on the U.S. side of Falcon Lake after three recent confrontations between fishermen and suspected drug cartel members.

No injuries were reported in connection with any of the three recent incidents. During each of the encounters, groups of men armed with assault rifles confronted boaters, looking for drugs and money, troopers said.

The Texas Department of Public Safety issued a bulletin Tuesday that outlined the three confrontations. The most recent occurred Sunday on the U.S. side of the lake, which spans the state’s border with Mexico, authorities said.

"We suggest they stay on this side and not go into Mexico for their own safety," said Capt. Fernando Cervantes with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service in Zapata. "If anything happens in Mexico, we cannot go over to Mexico."

The first incident occurred April 30 when five people in two boats were fishing on the lake and visited Old Guerrero, a Mexican city abandoned when the reservoir was created in the 1950s. The group was taking pictures of the church and other submerged buildings at the site when four heavily tattooed men appeared in boats and climbed aboard the fishermen’s vessels. The intruders claimed they were "Federales" — Mexican federal police — but had no uniforms, troopers said.

Click on the link to read the rest of the "reporting" and just remember these events whenever someone starts telling you how horrible the Arizona's new law is.


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