GRAND UPDATE: Rancher claims Mexican cartels takeover Texas ranch -Police blotter confirms story is not a hoax
. Kimberly Dvorak confirms the initial story, with the full details everyone was requesting. Enjoy.
Snippet: “On Friday 7-23-10 Laredo Webb informed that their county SWAT Team is conducting an operation in the Mines Rd. area. According to LT. Garcia with LSO (Laredo Sheriff Office) received a call from a ranch owner stating that the Zetas had taken over his ranch. As per the 17 (reporting person) he informed them that they stated La Compania (area business) was taking the ranch and no one was permitted on the ranch without permission. SO (Sheriff Office) will have an unmarked green Ford Taurus with two officers stationed at Los Compadres and a white Chevy Tahoe with two officers stationed at Mineral Rd. The LSO (Laredo Sheriff Office) will maintain surveillance in the area and advise if action is taken. Susp (suspect) Veh (vehicle) are described as a gray or silver Audi, a BLK (black) Escalade or Navigator and a van truck with a logo of a car wash spot free on the side. Border Patrol also has their response team on scene. Also known info of BMW’s and Corvettes entering and leaving the area. Auth LT Lichtenberger if assistance is requested LPD (Laredo Police Department) will secure the outer perimeter. (07/24/10 07:42:10 NR1873)”
Now go read the rest. Those of you who left less than flattering comments on Kimberly’s site may wish to take a moment to apologize.
UPDATE: August 4, 2010: From Kimberly Dvorak — The Los Zetas story that was written over a week ago is still being investigated and will be updated as details and facts are released. Stay tuned…
UPDATE: JULY 28, 2010. Kimberly Dvorak, the chief reporter on this situation, stands by her source and story. Kim says that she will have an update, most likely beginning of next week. I will update this post, and present the new material, as it becomes available next week. As I have worked with Kim numerous times on a variety of articles, I am sure that her update report will be credible, accurate, and very illuminating, especially in light of the decision in Arizona today.
BREITBART UPDATE: Via Big Peace! (Update 2 story is now 100% confirmed by second source within the Laredo Police Department)”
BONUS: “We can neither confirm or deny” statement! Translation — the story is true, and we need to massage a few items. By the way, Kimberly Dvorak will be posting an update later, and we will link as soon as it is available. A bit of the back story:
There’s a story unfolding in South Texas, of a possible hostile takeover of two Texas ranches located near Laredo by a Mexican drug cartel. The source of the story, the site Diggers Realm which posted they’d received a tip-off two Texas ranches located south of Laredo had been seized by a Mexican drug cartel with the ranchers escaping without incident. According to Examiner. com, the local authorities, the Laredo Police Department, won’t officially confirm the story, while officials within the department, under conditions of anonymity, confirmed a Mexican drug cartel hostile takeover of the two Texas ranches with the Laredo Police Department seeking help from the Federal government. DBKP talked with the spokesperson for Chief Carlos Maldonaldo of the Laredo Police Dept. who told us:
“We have been advised to say nothing. The Webb County Sheriff is taking the lead on this and they’re advising that they can’t confirm anything either.”
Why “take the lead” if something hasn’t occurred?
NEW UPDATE: From intrepid reporter, Kimberly Dvorak: Los Zetas drug cartel seizes 2 U.S. ranches in Texas .
In what could be deemed an act of war against the sovereign borders of the United States, Mexican drug cartels have seized control of at least two American ranches inside the U.S. territory near Laredo, Texas.
Two sources inside the Laredo Police Department confirmed the incident is unfolding and they would continue to coordinate with U.S. Border Patrol today. “We consider this an act of war,” said one police officer on the ground near the scene. There is a news blackout of this incident at this time and the sources inside Laredo PD spoke on the condition of anonymity.
However, in the interest of full disclosure, some people are refuting this story: No, Texas Hasn’t Been Invaded. I would like to point out that my friend who requested this posted has law enforcement sources in this region who are reliable; add to this the information Kimberly has, and there is a compelling reason to believe something serious is occurring. Furthermore, as was discussed on the John and Ken Show yesterday, the level of drug violence is increasing dramatically along our border and has been for the past 6 months. I am monitoring this situation, and am told a local news team is investigating and will have a video report. If I get additional details, I will post them.
UPDATE: Kimberly Dvorak, reporter with the Examiner here in San Diego, has just gotten confirmation from LPD that Zetas are holding at least two ranches on U.S. territory NW of Laredo, TX. Its confirmed! Local law enforecement is waiting for Federal Forces to arrive before trying to take back the ranches.
Dear Readers: This article was sent to me with a request to spread the word. It has all the makings of 1848 redux, with a side of narcotics.
The bloodbath continues along our southern border and now word is coming in that Los Zetas, the highly trained killers formerly with the Gulf Cartel, have crossed into the United States and taken over at least two ranches in the Laredo, Texas area. I am receiving word that the owners of the ranches have evacuated without being harmed. As of this hour I cannot confirm 100% on the situation (I am at around 90%) – though the source is law enforcement in the area.
The ranches are said to be “near Mines Rd. and Minerales Rd. about 10 miles NW of I-35”.
Whether it is lone members or squads is not certain.
Anonymous sources in law enforcement in the Laredo area tonight have passed on word that US law enforcement agencies are in the area and are weighing their options regarding the ranches. The media has been silent on this incident and some law enforcement in the area says that they are furious that the media is not reporting the whole story of the continued violence along the border. Their frustrations are understandable because keeping the truth suppressed continues to hamper law enforcement from receiving the true support they need along the border.
It is obvious that with the lack of of supervision of serious “adults” in Washington, the rest of the world is going “Romper Room”. God help the Texas Ranchers, so that none of the end up slaughtered like Arizona Rancher Robert Krentz.
Please spread the word if you can. Local law enforcement is desperate for more attention from the media…and back-up from federal agents to take back U.S. Soil. Any help in getting this news out would be vital, as its seems we can no longer rely on the elite media to focus on anything truly meaningful to the average American.