Lawmaker to State Troopers: Help Fight Drug Cartels

Border Patrol Checkpoint on Hwy 118, south of Alpine, Tex.
Border Patrol Checkpoint on Hwy 118, south of Alpine, Tex.

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A border-area lawmaker in Texas wants state troopers to help the federal government stop southbound weapons and funds that are boosting Mexican drug cartels.

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