SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Have you ever imagine what an "easy money" option can do for you? I don't know your answer, but it can do wonders at least for drugs trafficking gangs.
|"Easy Money" Attracting Texas Children to Work for Mexican Drug Cartels |
According to reports; a number of Mexican drug gangs are tempting youngsters as young as 11 to work in their smuggling operations, just to earn some "easy money".
The youths hired for drugs trafficking are called 'the expendables' by the Mexican drug cartels because they are less likely to be suspects than adults, are effortlessly directed by comparatively small sums of money, and face less harsh penalties than adults, if arrested.
Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Steven McCraw, told media that they have enough proofs of the fact that at least six of Mexican drug cartels, including the violent Zetas, have "command and control centers" in Texas vigorously engaging young kids for their black business, enticing them for apparently "easy money" for doing simple tasks.
This month, "we made an arrest of a 12-year-old boy who was in a stolen pickup truck with 800 pounds of marijuana," McCraw told further. "So they do recruit our kids."
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McCraw stated further that Texas is aiming to join a plan set off by U.S. Customs and Border Protection called "Operation Detour." Under this Operation officials of law enforcement agencies will arrange meeting with children and their parent in the schools and community centers to inform them about the risks and threats of what seems to be the easy money offer by the Mexican drug cartels.