Donald Trump took a heap of criticism from the left during the 2016 Presidential election when he touted the dangers of an open border between the U.S. and Mexico.
Liberals were furious that the republican nominee would dare to oppose their globalism-heavy policies of wide open borders and fluid national sovereignty. They decried Trump for what they labeled as “racist” remarks regarding the caliber of those illegally crossing the Mexican border into the United States.
Texans, however, knew better. Those living in the Lone Star State, which shares a 1,933 mile border with Mexico, were keenly aware of the dangers of allowing free access to Texas via the south. Now, yet another discovery made deep in the heart of Texas has vindicated these citizens and their extremely pressing concerns.
“Members of the Los Zetas Cartel managed to establish a series of large scale marijuana plantations in east Texas. Authorities have been able to locate 15 marijuana plantations and seize 77,000 plants with an estimated worth of more than $101 million.
“The marijuana growing operation has been tied to the Los Zetas drug cartel, information released by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office revealed. The efforts to take down the growing operation began on July 28, 2015 under Operation Joint Venture when authorities found three growing operations and seized 22,000 plants. The operation was carried out by Smith County Sheriff’s Office, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.”
“As part of the investigation, authorities were able to identify Eduardo Ramirez Pineda as the leader of the Los Zetas marijuana growing operation and Benito Ramirez as his right hand man. Authorities have obtained an arrest warrant for him and 11 other members of the Los Zetas group for their alleged role in the operation; most of the members have been identified as Mexican nationals.”
The Los Zetas Cartel is considered to be one of the most powerful, and most ruthless cartels in all of Mexico. Finding a grow operation of this size and scope in the heart of Texas is both terrifying and telling, proving once again that Donald Trump’s proposed border wall cannot be completed soon enough for the sake of Americans in Texas and beyond.