The dangers of the information age are still being realized.
Convenience and connectivity also come with a cost.
And one drug cartel is using Big Tech for something truly frightening.
The Democrats refuse to get serious about border security.
Drug cartels have been emboldened by lax border controls, and now criminal organizations are implementing elements of Big Tech.
The Los Zetas cartel has set up checkpoints around the border city of Nuevo Laredo, and has been connected to over 100 disappearances and kidnappings, including three U.S. citizens.
[Thirty-nine-year-old] Gladys Cristina Perez Sanchez traveled with her 16-year-old son, Juan Carlos Gonzales, and her 9-year-old daughter, Cristina Duran, when they went missing. The current theory is the family encountered a cartel checkpoint.
The cartel has set up an elaborate surveillance network that includes mining social media data.
“The gunmen interrogate the disappeared about their identities, where they are traveling, and why. The gunmen also order motorists to unlock their cell phones and check their social media. The cartel operators reportedly can quickly clone a phone they deem suspicious for deeper data mining. The information is relayed to a central network of radio, phone, and database operators, similar to a 911 call center. Authorities share grave concern about how CDN-Los Zetas has created a database which mimics government ones loaded with property records, license information, and other contents.”
At a time when the cartels are getting more dangerous and sophisticated, the response from the Biden administration has been to withdraw.
Cartels play a key hand in human trafficking into the country.
Since the Democrats are tacitly in favor of open borders, they’ve allowed cartels and coyotes to operate with near impunity.
Due to Joe Biden’s reckless reversal of Donald Trump’s immigration policies, the border crisis has spiraled out of control.
Vice President Kamala Harris was tasked with addressing the border crisis, but she’s reluctant to go.
She and the Democrats have no answer for the mess they’ve unnecessarily created.
Meanwhile, the Democrats don’t seem terribly interested in the problems created by the cartels.
The Biden administration believes “far-right” domestic terrorists are the greatest threat to the country.
Democrats want to cut border security resources to the bone at a time when the cartels are going hi-tech.
Nothing the Democrats do makes any bit of sense.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.