This weekend a story about two ranches near Laredo, Texas being overrun by the infamous Los Zetas drug cartel spread through the internet like a California grass fire. The story went so far as to call the intrusion "an act of war" against the United States.
After checking several credible sources, the story was concluded as being false according to US Border Watch president Curtis Collier. Collier stated, "We have checked our contacts in the Laredo area including media contacts, Laredo Police, Webb County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety. All sources confirm this story is inaccurate."
Collier continued, "We will continue to monitor this story for any further developments, but for now consider this issue closed."
Contacts in the Laredo DPS office stated, "We have not heard about this story, but if something like that was going on, we would be supporting the Webb County Sheriff's Department. Everything is normal in Laredo, Texas."
Webb County Sheriff's office stated, "We have been inundated with calls on this matter. We have received no 911 calls related to this. There is nothing going on in our county at this time."
It appears all is well in Laredo, Texas... For now.
By Bob Price at Jul 26, 2010 12:00 PM
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