Texas.- Greg Abbottgovernor of the state of Texas, issued a executive order this Wednesday designating organized crime organizations in Mexico as terrorist organizations. In addition, the order was given to the Department of Public Security of the southern state, to take extraordinary measures to protect the population in the face of the crisis due to the increase in cases of overdose due to fentanyl consumption.
Likewise, the state president addressed the president through a letter Joe Biden already the vice president kamala harris to request the appointment of the Sinaloa and Jalisco cartels mainly, as terrorist organizations by the federal government that they lead.
Abbot assured that he made this decision because “fentanyl is a clandestine killer and Texans are being victims of the Mexican cartels that produce it.”
He added that deaths from “poisoning” with fentanyl throughout the last year in the US have represented lower than those in all terrorist attacks in the world in the last 100 years.
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To stop the advance of Mexican organized crime in Texan territory, Abbot instructed the security forces identify the cells that operate and collaborate with the Mexican cartels in the USAto confiscate their assets and hinder their operation, in order to “take fentanyl off the streets”, as he assured, many Texans have lost their lives not only due to overdoses but also due to the consumption of counterfeit fentanyl pills.