Mexican Drug Cartels Threaten Nogales Police

This sounds something out a movie or t.v show but it isn’t. Mexican Drug Cartels  threaten to shoot  Nogales,Arizona police officers if they if they attempt off duty drug busts. From the Sierra Vista Herald:

A Mexican drug cartel has threatened Nogales police officers, saying they will be targeted for retribution if they conduct off-duty busts.

Nogales Police Chief Jeffrey Kirkham told the Nogales International late last week that the threats stemmed from an incident approximately two weeks ago, when off-duty officers surprised marijuana smugglers while riding horseback in an unincorporated border area east of town. The officers seized part of the drug load, and the smugglers were able to flee back into Mexico with the other part.

As a result of that,” Kirkham said, “our officers have received threats from the cartel that they are to look the other way if they are off duty, or they will be targeted by a sniper or by other means.”NPD learned of the threats through informants, he said.

Following the threats, Kirkham said, NPD notified the Border Patrol and other federal law enforcement agencies, which responded by stepping up manpower and surveillance in the area where the off-duty bust occurred. In addition, Kirkham met with his officers to advise them of the threats and to authorize them to take precautions, including wearing firearms while off duty.

“The Nogales Police Department will not be intimidated,” he said.

Sierra Vista Hearld via Free Republic

Special Thanks to:  Jim Hoft/ Gateway Pundit

Good Lord this is unreal first there Mexican army crossing the US border in Texas is one thing; now drug cartels making threats to our American police agencies. This is insane!  Mr.Obama please build the fence now! We don’t need an amnesty. Seal The Bloody border new!

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