Zeta Soldiers Launched Mexico-Style Attack in Harris County

Dane Schiller, Houston Chronicle, November 23, 2011

The mission was supposed to be a textbook “controlled delivery”–a routine trap by law enforcement officers using a secret operative posing as a truck driver to bust drug traffickers when their narcotics are delivered to a rendezvous point.

Instead, things spun out of control. Shortly before the marijuana delivery was to be made Monday afternoon, three sport-utility vehicles carrying Zetas cartel gunmen seemingly came out of nowhere and cut off the tractor trailer rig as it rumbled through northwest Harris County, sources told the Houston Chronicle.

They sprayed the cab with bullets, killing the civilian driver, who was secretly working with the government. A sheriff’s deputy, who was driving nearby in another vehicle, was wounded, possibly by friendly fire.

The Chronicle has learned that investigators believe the deputy’s shooting was the result of confusing radio communications among the multiple agencies that responded. Some of the arriving officers may have thought the deputy was one of the culprits when in fact he was a member of the surveillance team watching the truck.

For some at the scene, it seemed all too similar to what has been playing out in Mexico, where drug cartels operate with near impunity as they clash with each other and with the military and police.

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Four suspects, at [least] three of them citizens of Mexico, were arrested and charged with capital murder in connection with the shooting death of the truck driver, Lawrence Chapa.

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  • ice

    Legalizing drugs in order to eliminate profits is the only way the war on drugs can be won.

    The cartels keep getting stronger, more numerous and are expanding their business and influence every year, while the rest of the world is weakened more and more by the falling global economy.

    It’s been claimed that too many government jobs and too much government power would be lost if drugs are legalized and that could well be the reasons why they aren’t.

    The war on drugs is a failing enterprise and will not be won just by opposing it by the police.

    The government was busy arresting everybody for gambling until it was forced to start its own gambling enterprise in the form of lotteries, because of falling revenues.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they legalized drugs in order to pick up the revenue by taxing them when they’re unable to honor their pension committments to public employees, as we go into a severe depression.

  • Anonymous

    What can you expect from a major sanctuary city? So Americans think a sanctuary city is so humane do they? They keep electing politicians friendly to illegal aliens and think they are just being decent. Dumb suckers.

  • Anonymous

    This is what Newt is in favor of granting amnesty to. It will happen. Welcome to Mexico, gringos.

  • Anonymous

    1 — ice wrote at 5:32 PM on November 28:

    “Legalizing drugs in order to eliminate profits is the only way the war on drugs can be won.”

    Wrong, and wrong on all points. If these dangerous and life destroying drugs were made legal, the cartels would just become “legitimate.” You better know that the same politicians who allowed the Italian mafia to grow and own Las Vegas will happily accept money from lobbyists representing vested interests, regardless of race, creed, or national origin.

    Stomping out independent production by individuals and revenue dodgers will be far more difficult than moonshiners, who still operate in some areas to this day. Legalization will only provide a demonstration of approval of their use and abuse.

    Finally; if the white race has any future, being staunchly anti-drug is the only way it will happen. As it is today, the white youth of the rural countryside is being destroyed by meth.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks to the quislings for this. The word for these is traisionero in Spanish our new mother tongue.

  • Anonymous

    Reply to #1. You hit the nail on the head about how to win the drug war. I am going to use life extension technologies so that I see the day when this drug war corruption and racket comes to an end through decriminalization:) We need to keep pushing for that though.

  • Anonymous

    #1: And what will drug dealers do once drugs are legal? Grab their accounting degrees and go to work in corporate America? More likely they’ll just shift their efforts to carjacking, kidnapping-for-ransom, home invasion, etc. As for your gambling theory, there are still a lot of illegal bookies & underground gaming parlors (including offshore internet ventures) even with state-run lotteries and casinos.

  • Anonymous

    It’s been claimed that too many government jobs and too much government power would be lost if drugs are legalized and that could well be the reasons why they aren’t.

    If you watch the TV propaganda series, Border Wars, it’s all about the drugs. CBP “officers” are always shown ripping apart cars and trucks at the land borders looking for a “load”.

    Border Guards in the countryside are videoed expending thousands of dollars on helicopters, horses, dogs, ATVs and other assets to catch a few mules hauling backpacks of weed. These fine wonderful and superior “undocumented immigrants”. are usually sent back to Mexico with no penalty.

    Without the drug war these jobs would go away. The fun and games would end and the border forces would have to do their real job—-KEEP OUT ILLEGALS.

    During the last few years the worthless and corrupt Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has declared that, in effect, their primary job is to stop terrorists from entering the country. And,of course bust drugs as well to keep the prices up.

    The message down to the rank and file was clear. Ignore illegals. One Border Sector Chief declared openly that “we are not immigration officers”. Never mind that most of their academic training is centered on immigration law.

    By the way, where are all these drugs going? Who are the users of all these tons of dope? Can anybody point me to the stats on this? Could Bill Clinton be back in business at Mena AK airport?

  • Question Diversity

    Why is everyone assuming that if drugs are legalized, more people would be doing drugs? I’m not sure, but I think the point of ice at 1 above was that young people only do drugs because society tells them not to. The way to instill good habits in young people is to require them to do drugs then declare a war on broccoli.

    The forbidden fruit syndrome.

    To me, what is needed is better marketing against substances now categorized as “illicit.” If you’re trying to convince someone not to do something for its negative consequences, marketing the negative consequences in a “scared straight” fashion almost always fails. The better marketing tactic is to use some “robs you of your joy” tactic, state that some measure of happiness or joy is reduced or totally gone if you do this stuff. The anti-tobacco people found this out when billboards showing diseased lungs didn’t convince anyone not to smoke, but the Marlboro-type ads that said, “Bob, I’m impotent” worked like a charm.

  • Jack in Chicago

    1 — ice wrote at 5:32 PM on November 28:

    Legalizing drugs in order to eliminate profits is the only way the war on drugs can be won.

    Jack replies:

    Singapore has strict laws against drugs, hard core pornography, doesn’t all tens of millions of non White, non Chinese 2rd world people to run wild and trash/terrorize Singapore citizens, neither should we.

    The hideous, horrible truth is that Libertarians have been flat out wrong about immigration for at least 50 years. And everything isn’t about money, individual rights to do whatever individuals want to do and the worst NWs want to do all sorts of terrible things.

    Somalia is the logical outcome of Libertarianism – less government, really no government.

    Don’t feed the libertarians, don’t give them any encouragement or they will never leave.

  • Question Diversity

    10 Jack in Chicago wrote:

    Somalia is the logical outcome of Libertarianism – less government, really no government.

    Pure libertarianism may not be a good idea for our people, but Somalia is the logical outcome of Somalians.

  • ice

    4 — Anonymous wrote at 10:49 PM on November 28:

    1 — ice wrote at 5:32 PM on November 28:

    “Legalizing drugs in order to eliminate profits is the only way the war on drugs can be won.”

    “Wrong, and wrong on all points. If these dangerous and life destroying drugs were made legal, the cartels would just become “legitimate.”

    Whose going to buy from the cartels when drugs would be available at legal points of sale at lesser costs? Too, the government would be controlling them.

    The major drug cartels in Mexico are right this minute on the verge of destroying the Mexican government. According to Mexican investigative reporters all the cartels have to do is quit fighting each other and unite against the government. They boast at least 100,000 boots on the ground and have armaments they have purchased from the black market which equips them almost as well as the Mexican military.

    According to Janet Napolitano the cartels are in 200 major American cities right now. They have thoroughly infiltrated the border states and some have even ran for public office. Drug pesos are in the pockets of most all Mexican officials, including much of the police and some of the military. In Sinaloa the Cartel there has built hospitals and other community projects and have won the hearts and minds of a large number of citizens in the area. The Gulf Cartel has done the same further north.

    The Zetas, La Familia, the Juarez and the Tijuana cartels all employ many peole from their respective areas, and have many others as avid supporters.

    The cartels probably have greater economic power than the Mexican government, taking in more than 60 billion dollars per year from just the US alone. Their overhead is MUCH lower than the Mexican government, giving them greater purchasing power as a result.

    If this illicit juggernaut isn’t stopped, it will take over mexico and influence huge portions of the US. The only way to stop it is to legalize drugs and take the profits out of illegal distribution and sale. The cartels might hold on to a bit of distribution, but that would soon dwindle down to almost nothing.

    “Finally; if the white race has any future, being staunchly anti-drug is the only way it will happen. As it is today, the white youth of the rural countryside is being destroyed by meth.”

    Trying to prevent the manufacture of methamphetamines by the public at large is impossible, whether drugs are illegal or not. Somebody has to come up with a good drug education policy for this segment of the population. While there is widespread methamphetamine use, it is in no way endangering the survival of the vast majority of people. As Ron Paul says, it’s a person’s own business…and not the government’s…what people elect to put into their bodies.

  • ice

    Question Diversity”

    “Why is everyone assuming that if drugs are legalized, more people would be doing drugs? I’m not sure, but I think the point of ice at 1 above was that young people only do drugs because society tells them not to. The way to instill good habits in young people is to require them to do drugs then declare a war on broccoli.”

    Yes, that might work QD. After legalization something has to be done to educate the public effectively against usage.

    If Hollywood wasn’t so far to the left they could help out immensely by flooding the cinemas with drug based themes showing the deveastation caused by the use of drugs told in entertaining stories. They could also turn the use of drugs into an uncool image practised only by losers who need a crutch to function.

  • CDE

    Zetas? In Houston? I thought the border was the most secure its ever been. Do you think maybe Nipalitano and Obama are full of it?

  • Anonymous

    Two groups never want the “war on drugs” to end, the DEA and the drug cartels. Time to stop the madness. Let people choose for themselves.

  • Anonymous

    Law enforcement is rapidly filling its ranks with ‘diversity’ everywhere you go. Where I live, nearly all the cops (and postal workers) are Asians of one kind or another. I seriously don’t even feel I live in America anymore.

    Everyone knows that a certain percentage of those ‘diversity’ hires help their criminal cousins, uncles, compadres. Look up stories about the border enforcement agencies along the border with Mexico. So many ‘Hispanic’ officers now. Many get caught every year working for dirty money.