The new favorite weapon of the drug cartels has arrived in America -- and it will shock you
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
8/19/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Mexican drug cartels are utilizing a deadly military weapon to keep local residents in terror and protect drug stockpiles.
Mexican soldiers with hundreds of bricks of marijuana, which is about to be burned.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Authorities on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border say that the cartels are using the grenades. Four live grenades were found in a rural home near the Texas' Rio Grande City earlier this month, the same town where three Hondurans were found murdered.
"I can't even remember the last time we saw a grenade at a crime scene," said Starr County Sheriff's Captain Carlos Delgado.
In the Texas border town of San Juan, the ATF began to help local police in 2009 after sting operations resulted in the arrest of a man who had sold 200 grenades to an undercover federal agent who was posing as a member of a drug cartel.
"The reason you're seeing so many more (grenades) this year is because much more heavily armed drug shipments are coming into the United States," said James Phelps, an assistant professor of security at Angelo State University in Texas.
These grenades are sometimes built in Mexico, and sometimes cartel members purchase them in bulk from Central American countries that have been or currently are plagued by civil war.
The grenades are also used to intimidate and threaten residents, forcing them to remain quiet about narcotics shipments, human trafficking and other crimes that are blatantly committed in parts of rural and lawless Mexico.
Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for JANUARY 2018
Religious Minorities in Asia. That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practise their faith in full freedom.
Having never been to a major Marian shrine, I didn't quite know what to expect. Some years ago, in the summer of 2004, I made a ... continue reading
Our Lady of Guadalupe has been hailed as the Patroness of the America's. The "New Evangelization" of the America's has been entrusted to ... continue reading
The impact of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the Americas should encourage Christians in the U.S. to continue to evangelize, even when their ... continue reading
The Islamic State terrorists have issued more threats, this time against New York, Las Vegas, and the United States in general. A poster ... continue reading
In a heartbreaking case of child abuse, a nine-year-old girl in Peru has been impregnated by her stepfather. The child is more than five ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Daily Readings for Friday, January 19, 2018
- Science is transforming the pro-life debate for the better HD Video
- Most Americans want abortion restricted, if not outlawed
- St. Fillan: Saint of the Day for Friday, January 19, 2018
- 5 Things You Need To Know About 'Offering A Mass' For A Loved One
- Cardinal Dolan asks the faithful to pray against 'powers of darkness' ...
- Daily Reading for Monday, January 22nd, 2018 HD Video
- Daily Reading for Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 HD
- Daily Reading for Sunday, January 21st, 2018 HD
- Jobless claims are down - what does that mean for workers? HD
- Daily Reading for Saturday, January 20th, 2018 HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
The California Network
Inspiring streaming service
Learn the Catholic way
Teacher lesson plans & resources
Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education