Cartel Gunmen Kill Texas Resident in a Border Hijacking Incident in Mexico

Last week, Mexican cartel gunmen gunned down a Texas woman during a car hijacking attempt on a Mexican highway that heads to a border city.

Cartel Chronicles of Breitbart News noted that this “shooting comes as drug cartels continue to fight for control of lucrative drug and human smuggling corridors into Texas.”

Carmen Lorena Martínez was in a SUV with her boyfriend Martin Gómez. The couple was going on a trip from Cerralvo Nuevo, Leon to Houston, Texas.

According to information that Breitbart Texas was able to obtain from law enforcement sources, the couple was driving in a 2015 Chevrolet Traverse when a group of cartel assailants began pursuing them near the city of Ciudad Mier in the state of Tamaulipas. 

Realizing that they were being pursued, the couple pushed the pedal to the metal to try to lose the gunmen. However, they were caught off guard by several road spikes the gunmen placed at the city’s entrance.

The vehicle was then compelled to the stop. From there, the gunmen began to open fire on the vehicle, wounding Martinez  multiple times. Following the shooting, the gunmen said to Gomez that he was at fault for not stopping the car. 

Cartel Chronicles observed that “The area where the shooting took place is currently controlled by the Cartel Del Noreste faction of Los Zetas, a hyperviolent criminal organization that has been warring with the Gulf Cartel for control of lucrative smuggling corridors into Texas.”

This violent incident came a few days after officials from the U.S. Consulate in Mexico published a series of travel warnings and security alerts. These warnings were issued on the heels of several days filled with intense shootouts that took place across Mexican border cities. 

Incidents like these are regular occurrences at the southern border. And they will inevitably make their way across the US border if the ruling class does not take the immigration question seriously. 

Immigration is a matter of preserving national sovereignty and security. Failure to secure the border will bring Mexico’s cartel violence stateside, and countless innocent Americans will become victims or collateral damage in the ensuing mayhem.

America can avoid this fate by electing serious national populists who will take the immigration issue head on.