Alleged members of the Sinaloa Mexican drug cartel turned themselves in at the U.S. border last week after being involved in a massive gun battle right next to the border that resulted in numerous deaths.
"The first shootout occurred at approximately 1 pm on the outskirts of Agua Prieta in colonia Infonavit Alamito, when a group of cartel gunmen riding in several vehicles intercepted a red Chevrolet Silverado and a black sedan and immediately opened fire," Breitbart border expert Robert Arce reported. "The muzzle reports could be heard for several minutes, according to several local media sources."
"Numerous amateur cell phone recordings were immediately posted on social media by citizens and local journalists, capturing the audio of the gunfire and the aftermath of the deadly shooting," Arce continued. "In one video posted online, a group of presumed onlookers approach the Silverado and are seen looting a rifle, handgun, and ballistic armor."
KOVA reported that the cartel members were a part of the Sinaloa drug cartel, which is the world's largest and most powerful drug trafficking organization. KOVA added:
Sources told News 4 Tucson four cartel members showed up at the port of entry asking for asylum and claimed “credible fear”.
Authorities took them into custody.
Conservative Review's Daniel Horowitz reported that Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels "confirmed to me the local media reports that four Sinaloa members requested asylum at the Douglas port of entry following the gun battle. While the status of those people is still unclear, just the fact that cartel members have the confidence that they have a shot at asylum is very disturbing."
"I just sit back and shake my head every day. It’s almost as if the politicians are desensitized to the border situation. They don’t realize that these cartels are bad, bad people and employ the same violence that the terrorists do," Dannels told Horowitz. "They just sit back and think all is well at our border. Where is the federal government in all of this? Sheriffs at the border have been a champion of this cause and the line [border] agents get it. But where’s the leadership from D.C.?"