Federal prosecutors charge that Miguel Lavenant from the Arellano-Feliz Organization plotted behind bars to kill two assistant United States attorneys responsible for his conviction on drug charges as reported by Sean O'Sullivan for The News Journal.
U.S. officials increasingly are murder targets on both sides of the border: in December 2012 the narco terrorists intentionally rammed their smuggling panga boat against an approaching Coast Guard inflatable which resulted in the death of Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III and the injury of another guardsman after they fell into the sea off the southern California coast; in August 2012 two CIA officials were injured in a shooting ambush against their U.S. diplomatic vehicle on a highway south of Mexico City; in December 2010 the Sinaloa cartel murdered U.S. border patrol agent Brian Terry in southern Arizona; in March 2010 the Juarez cartel whacked U.S. consulate employee Lesley Ann Enriquez and her husband El Paso sheriff's deputy Arthur Redelfs as they were returning home from a child's birthday party in Ciudad Juarez.
Meanwhile, the political hacks at Homeland Security insist they have the southwest border under control. What are they smoking?
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