The Department of Public safety is out with it's 2013 Texas Public Safety Threat Overview and it signals out Mexican cartels as the most significant organized crime threat to the state and it's people.
The report identifies Mexican drug cartels post the most significant organized crime threat to the state.
Six of eight cartels currently have command and control networks operating in the state. They move people, drugs, cash, weapons, and stolen merchandise back and forth across the border.
"The impact of cartel crime is painfully obviouswhen we look to our neighbors in Mexico, with some 60,000 deaths since 2006 andcontinued cases of brutal torture," said DPS Director Steven McCraw. "It is atop DPS priority to severely obstruct the range and power of Mexican drugorganizations to affect the public safety of Texas citizens."
Other key findings in the report:
Additional significant findings include: