(FiveNation.com)- While the Biden administration continues to pretend that they didn’t cause the crisis on the U.S. southern border – and that the crisis doesn’t really exist – others who have real on-the-ground experience in the south are sharing disturbing stories about teenagers being used in human smuggling operations across the border.
Kinney County Sheriff’s office announced on Monday that a tragic stop took place over the weekend and revealed how cartels and human smuggling operations are using underage teens as drivers and even as organizations.
In a press release, the office said that an over-the-weekend traffic stop is “bringing fresh attention to a growing facet of human smuggling – the use of underage people to act as drivers and organizers.”
The press release describes how cartels are recruiting young boys and girls by telling them that they won’t experience any penalties if they take part in the illegal activities, referring to the fact that the United States Justice Department often does not prosecute minors who are involved with these crimes.
It means that cartels are avoiding risking their adult members being prosecuted and recruiting children to do their dirty work instead.
“When the ‘niños de circuito’ turn 18, the Cartels usually pressure them to transition to more dangerous work, like working as hitmen or drug smugglers and replace them with other children,” the statement reads.
The office described how a vehicle with around six illegal aliens crammed inside was being driven by a 61-year-old Columbian man and a 14-year-old boy was sitting next to him in the passenger seat.
They described how the older man was a subcontractor and a driver, and the 14-year-old was the one calling the shots.
“The Columbian man told authorities that he’d met the boy on a couple of occasions in an Austin Laundromat, and at some point told him about how he was having health problems and that money was tight,” the statement continued.
This sounds like something that Vice President Kamala Harris should be looking to fight the “root cause” of, right?