Mexican and U.S. authorities were "secretly scrambling" last month to thwart a Mexican drug cartel's plot to blow up a Texas dam that would have flooded an area with about 4 million inhabitants, according to the Houston Chronicle's Dane Schiller and James Pinkerton.
Law enforcement officials were reportedly tipped off to a plot when they found one of the handbills that the drug cartel Los Zetas was distributing on the Mexican side of the river, warning residents to clear out ahead of the explosion. Authorities found "small amounts of dynamite near the dam," the Chronicle said.
'Small amounts' isn't a real comforting thing, as we don't know what they're calling 'small'.
Police Capt. Francisco Garcia of Roma, Texas, told the Chronicle that the traffickers would have needed a tractor-trailer full of dynamite to pull off the explosion.
A: Considering everything else they can get, lots of explosives wouldn't be much of a problem, I'd think.
B: If they've got someone who knows his stuff, I doubt it would take that much; setting it properly would be tricky, but...
And if they just damaged the dam, can you imagine the storm? Got to be an Obama and illegal-alien lobby nightmare.