Editor’s Note – The Illegals Crime Report looks at crimes committed in the United States at the hands of those who shouldn’t be in the country.
Week of November 7-13
Cartel Using Young Kids to Smuggle Humans, Drugs, and Weapons
The present crackdown on drugs and illegal border crossing may have an undesirable backlash. Cartels are having problems recruiting and have stooped to going after children as young as 11 years old to transport illegal substances.
“We have 11- and 12-year-old kids already being approached to smuggle narcotics,” said Alan Regalado of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). “There is no age limit for this; cartels will look for those more vulnerable and the first opportunity they have, they’ll take it.”
Raul Rodriguez, a detective for the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office, said the cartels are running out of teens to recruit in Arizona’s Nogales metro area near the U.S.-Mexico border, so now they have turned their sights on less commonly targeted suburban communities. He said the criminals use social media, word of mouth, invitations to Mexico, and even video games as recruitment tools.
According to CBP, more than 300 kids have been picked up for smuggling drugs or humans in 2017 and 2018. Drugs are either in the vehicles, taped to the children’s bodies, swallowed, or stuffed into body cavities.
Regalado said the agency is also dealing with American teens trafficking weapons, ammunition, and money into Mexico. Many of the teens are white, the CBP said, not Hispanic, nor undocumented immigrants.
The trend is growing and more young teens are being recruited by the cartels. “Don’t think it won’t happen to your kid because it may,” Regalado warned.
North Carolinians for Immigration Reform and Enforcement (NCFIRE)
Each month, North Carolina organization NCFIRE posts a list of sexual crimes committed against children by illegal immigrants. The numbers are staggering – especially considering they’re just for one state. Just take a look at the last four months’ worth of statistics. Take note of the numbers for October, which have grown dramatically compared to those from August and September.
- 29 illegal immigrants were arrested.
- 174 charges of child rape and sexual abuse.
- 21 illegal immigrants were arrested.
- 61 charges of child rape and sexual abuse.
- 17 illegal immigrants were arrested.
- 39 charges of child rape and sexual abuse.
- 30 illegal immigrants were arrested.
- 77 charges of child rape and sexual abuse.
This barely represents a drop in the bucket of just how many children are being sexually abused nationwide by people who shouldn’t have been here, to begin with.
Sanctuary cities and states are only making it easier for predators to remain in the country as they prey on U.S. children.
Read more from Kelli Ballard.