by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
Memorial Day weekend is the first big weekend of the year for campers. And state and federal parks are already gearing up for visitors across the nation.
But in one Arizona county, the Sheriff is warning folks of a dangerous threat this holiday weekend — Mexican cartel assassins.
Sheriff Paul Babeu is recommending anyone using back roads, campsites and trails in western Pinal County to use extreme caution and carry a firearm if they are in any wilderness areas.
According to PCSO, Mexican cartels are sending the “sicarios” — groups of assassins — to kill rivals trying to steal their drugs — increasingly in popular camping areas where hikers may be caught in the crossfire.
The armed enforcers are expected to target “rip crews”, who ambush other transport gangs to take their drugs and money.
“We are taking this threat seriously and believe that the public and my deputies deserve to know that there is an elevated risk of encountering gun violence in certain areas of Pinal County,” Babeu said in a Monday press release.
Multiple gun battles in areas south of Pinal County between cartel assassins and rival drug runners have been reported to law enforcement agencies. Deputies have also seen a rise in armed encounters with cartel drug runners, PCSO said.
The sheriff gave three specific locations where gunfights have happened since March: I-8 near Casa Grand; Near Sunland Gin Rd. outside Arizona City; On the Tohono O’Odham reservation.
“I am concerned that when these cartel hitmen have armed confrontations with the rip crews in the deserts of Pinal County, innocent Americans and my deputies are going to be injured or killed,” Babeu warned.
“People who think that this is somehow far removed, that it’s happening in Mexico and that we’re all safe here, that’s not the case. This violence is occurring right here in our county,” Babeu said.
This is not the first time cartel gunman have targeted Americans across the border — and Barack Obama has done nothing to stop it.
Last July, TRN reported on Mexican gunmen who opened fire on U.S. agents with high-caliber weapons. And the border is more wide open than ever, with one Arizona military base being overrun by hundreds of illegal aliens last year.
Obama’s failure to defend our border is a feature, not a bug. It is a deliberate strategy in his overriding goal to “fundamentally transform” us…into a Third World nation.
Look for Donald Trump to make reports like this front and center as the presidential race heats up — against Hillary Clinton, who agrees 100% with Obama’s open-borders policies.
As illegal aliens cross in record numbers this Spring, it underscores the necessity of a border wall to keep out illegal alien workers, criminals, gangbangers and cartel killers, not to mention terrorists.
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