Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bill would label drug smugglers terrorists

Bill would label drug smugglers terrorists...Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, wants Mexican drug-smuggling organizations designated as terrorists. A bill he has proposed would help authorities go after cartels and those who assist them, he said during a May 11 hearing of the House Committee on Homeland Security. "Federal law defines terrorism as activity that is intended to intimidate a civilian population or to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or to affect the conduct of a government by assassination or kidnapping," McCaul said during the hearing. "In my judgment, the drug cartels fall squarely within this definition."

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