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SOUTH TEXAS -- Ask Kyle McCarty where he worked just a few months ago and he’ll tell you about patrolling the roads around Odessa as a state trooper.
"Yes, sir," says McCarty, an affable young man with a Texas twang just two years into his career with the Department of Public Safety. "Just regular road crew, black and white."
So the cat and mouse game on the border continues. Troopers now watch for smugglers from their heavily armed gunboats. And smugglers position spotters to watch for the gunboats. "They’re in constant communication," Goble says. "If they see us operating in a particular location on the river, they’ll just push it 10 miles either end of us. They’ve got their techniques down to a science, almost. They can move a load of dope across the river in just a matter of minutes. And they can have it completed prior to us even arriving."
Originally posted by knowledgedesired
If you want to reduce drug use spend the money on education and rehabilitation instead.
Originally posted by Daedal
If the feds would do their job of enforcing existing laws, then the states wouldn't have to take it upon themselves to do it or try too. Once the drug lords know that the U.S. finally means business and will not further allow the border to be a free for all, we may begin to see progress on the so called "war on drugs."