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So, if Mexico gets stiffed on forfeitures, why would they cooperate with the DOJ? The DEA?
originally posted by: BlueAjah
a reply to: olaru12
There are already forfeiture laws. That is nothing new. Law enforcement can repossess anything that is a gain of or used for selling drugs.
Most drug dealers in my area rent cars, because they regularly have their cars seized for having drugs in the car.
There are also other crimes that result in asset seizure.
That part of this is not a new thing.
The only new thing is allotting the money from Mexican drug and human traffickers for border security costs.
originally posted by: Phage
Mexico isn't going to pay for the stupid wall.
originally posted by: BlueAjah
Senator Cruz has a new plan to pay for the wall.
He wants Mexico to pay for it. Mexicans who are profiting from the unprotected border to make money from the drug trade would pay for the wall if his bill passes. In fact, El Chapo alone might pay for most of it.
It sounds like an excellent plan!
The title of the bill is pretty cool too:
Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order, or ELCHAPO
Ted Cruz wants El Chapo to pay for Trump’s border wall
The Republican senator from Texas is proposing the US use coc aine-tainted money forfeited by Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to pay for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the nation’s southern border.
Cruz introduced a bill — called Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order, or ELCHAPO — Tuesday that would repurpose $14 billion in assets the feds plan to squeeze out of Guzman to fund the project, Axios first reported.
“Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward building a wall that will keep Americans safe and hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals across our southern border,” he said.
Jesus, you Trump supporters will make any excuse to try and make Trump seem more intelligent and forward thinking than he is.....
originally posted by: WarriorMH
a reply to: BlueAjah
What i think is, if the money ended up in Mexico somewhere, the US can't just go and grab it at will, nor can any other country do the same to the US, so how will that money/properties go back to the US? I don't think that will happen unless an act of war is executed.
I just don't see it, the guy has made sure nothing is on his name and i find it very hard to see the current extremely corrupt Mexican government just giving up all that money they hope to share between them some day, soon.
Also i'm pretty sure whoever remains in control of the cartel is now the owner of all that money and all those properties, still under other names.
originally posted by: Kettu
A wall works great at stopping airplanes, boats and tunnels. /s
A wall? It's nothing but an expensive security blanket for terrified Republicans and conservatives. *yawn*