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The ‘Scorpion 5’ Confess to Deadly Kidnaps of Americans in Mexico

by “Socalj” for Borderland Beat The five men handed over by the Grupo Escorpiones faction of the Gulf Cartel reportedly have confessed to their responsibility for the deadly kidnapping of Americans on March 4 in Matamoros. Mexico’s attorney general, the Fiscalía General de la República (FGR), reportedly has indicted the five men. The Americans …

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This Notorious Bandit Plundered the Old West – Until an Army Camel Driver Crossed His Path

A notorious bandit who plundered California for 20 years may owe his capture to a long forgotten military experiment and an Army camel driver. It had to do with a failed attempt by the U.S. government to settle the west with camels.  Bandit’s betrayer may have been Army camel driver …

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When the KGB Took on the Soviet Police

by Boris Egorov At the end of 1980, on the outskirts of Moscow, a number of Soviet policemen picked an argument with a KGB major. They had no idea what dire consequences the encounter would have for them and the entire Soviet police force.  On the morning of December 27, …

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Arizona Border Recon: We Watched From the Mountains While Cartel Gunbattle Erupted

By Heath Hansen Wedged between rocks, I scan with my binoculars and notice a bunker complex built into the top of theopposite hill. I keep observing and see three men, wearing green fatigues, walking between eachfighting position. All three are armed with AK-47’s. That isn’t Afghanistan. It’s Mexico. I had …

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‘Scorpion’ Cartel Dumped 5 Men After Deadly Kidnaps Brought Heat From the Cops

SOF ANALYSIS, reported by “HEARST,” “Itzli,” and “Sol Prendido” for Borderland Beat Angered by law enforcement “heat” brought on by the dramatic kidnapping and murder last week of Americans, leaders of the Gulf Cartel’s Scorpion faction left five men bound at the wrist Wednesday on a street in Matamoros, Mexico. The …

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Biden’s Policy Turned Southwest Border Into ‘Meaningless Line in the Sand,’ Says Federal Judge

The Biden administration has “effectively turned the Southwest Border into a meaningless line in the sand,” a federal judge wrote when ordering the U.S. government to end the expedited releases of migrants who enter the United States illegally from Mexico. The current border is “little more than a speed bump …

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US Sends Weapons to Somalia, Offers Anti-Terrorist Bounty in Fight Against al-Shabaab

by Gatimu Juma The U.S. has stepped up its efforts to counter the al-Shabaab militant group in Somalia, sending more than 60 tons of weapons and ammunition to the Somali National Army and offering a sizable reward to help catch a senior leader of the terrorist organization. More than 60 …

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Texas Officials Sent 3,000 Drivers Licenses to Chinese Crime Group

Texas authorities were duped into sending at least 3,000 driver’s licenses to a Chinese organized crime group that sold the licenses to people who are inside the United States illegally, a top state official said. The scheme targeted Asian Texans, according to Steve McCraw, Director of the Texas Department of …

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Pilot of U2 ‘Dragon Lady’ Plane Took Cockpit Selfie of Chinese Spy Balloon

The pilot of a U.S. Air Force U2S Dragon Lady spy plane took a “legendary” cockpit selfie showing the Chinese spy balloon during its cross-country foray this month through American airspace. The photo had achieved “legendary status” within the US-Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Command before the Pentagon confirmed its existence on …

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